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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ..." Forgive me, Laura, I was abrute to doubt you." For a minute she was silent, then, in a voice whose tones gave out some faint ring of disappointment, said "I cannot live without your love; could I do so Iwould not have borne what I have or told you this." Taking her hand he kissed it passionately. "Tell me about this brother," he said, kindly, anxious to make amends for the pain he had caused her. "Then sit here," said Laura sadly, yet caressingly. "Ten years ago we two came to Sydney, where he obtained a clerkship in a bank. I hate to speak of it; but you know what temptation means. Poor Dick, handsome as he was weak, drifted into the whirlpool all too easily." For a little she was silent, then, in a tone of tender regret, continued--"One night he took me in his arms and said 'Good-bye, ' and I have never seen him since. When they examined his books Dick was branded as a defaulter, and I was shunned as the sister of a thief." "How like this righteous world of ours," interrupted Wrixon, sneeringly. "Homeless and friendless I knew not where to turn. God knows I tried in those first days to do the right, but it seemed that while man would not allow me to forget my shame, God had forgotten my distress. One door alone remained for which my face and figure proved a pass, so leaving Sydney I came to Melbourne, and there, under a new name, became a chorus girl and then an actress. Then Massey came into my life, and, ' weary of all things, I took a chance that at least promised rest from bodily slavery and became his wife." "But kept your heart for me," exclaimed Wrixon, passionately, as, taking her in his arms, he kissed her...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882644
  • 9781236882646