Priscilla and Charybdis; A Story of Alternatives Volume 2

Priscilla and Charybdis; A Story of Alternatives Volume 2

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...said jack quietly, "you are a man of the world, and so am I. You have said enough to show me that you are no fool. Now, speaking as man to man, and without wishing to dispute the legality of your claim or to throw away good money among bad lawyers, how much will you take in hard cash to clear off from here and let things be as they are?" "Not millions--not millions!" cried the man indignantly. "I'm no blackmailer--don't let that thought come to you. I don't ask for money. Good Heavens, sir! what have I done that you should fancy my mo tives were of that character? No; all I ask is for my wife to come with me." "And supposing she went with you to-day, what could you do for her?" said jack. "Have you a home to which you could take her? What are your prospects?" "My prospects may be none of the brightest, Mr. Wingfield; I wasn't born so lucky as you; but I'm her husband, and it's my duty to think of her first. If she's the woman I believe her to be, she will acknowledge that her duty is to be with me." He looked toward Priscilla, but she remained silent; she made no attempt to acknowledge his complimentary words. Then jack went to the mantelpiece, and drew a postcard from behind a bronze ornament--a post-card addressed to himself. "Take that card in your hand and tell me if you recognise the handwriting," he said, handing the card to the man who took it and scrutinised the writing closely. "I never saw that writing in all my life," he said, and Jack took the card from him smiling. The man looked at his fingers; the card had evidently been leaning against a gum-pot and got a touch of the brush on its...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972104
  • 9781236972101