Oswald Cray Volume N . 2

Oswald Cray Volume N . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the other morally, unable to breast them. Mark stopped the cab as it was turning into Grosvenor Place; some vague feeling prompting him that it might be safer to steal quietly into his home than to dash up to it in a cab. The tidings had perhaps travelled far and wide, and people might be already there, as well as at the offices. Mark was half determined to make the best of his way at once to the scene of the Great Wheal Bang itself, the mine; and see with his own eyes whether things were so bad that they could not be mended. At least he should be away from hisfurious enemies in London. One, more under the influence of reason than Mark Cray, might have thought it well to ascertain whether those enemies were so furious, before running from them. When a man of no moral courage loses his presence of mind, he merits pity perhaps rather than condemnation. Mark, what s the matter? With her actual presence before him, with the pointed question on her lips, Mark Cray s indecision went completely out. He could no more have told her the? truth at that moment, that the golden prospects so implicitly believed in had turned to ruin, and the offices yonder were being besieged by noisy shareholders, than he could have told it to the besiegers themselves. The matter? repeated Mark, at a loss for any other answer. You look as if something were the matter, Mark. And what have you come back for? Oh, I left some papers at bome, answered Mark, speaking as carelessly as he could. There s nothing the matter with me. The fellow drove fast, that s all. I gave him an extra sixpence. Perhaps Caroline did not deem this communication particularly relevant to the subject....show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650506
  • 9781236650504