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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...in his wife's anger and scorn, but he had been obliged to lock himself in with it; and his blood did not rise with contest--his olive cheek was perceptibly paled. Romola had paused and turned her eyes on him as she saw him take his stand and lodge the key in his scarsella. Her eyes were flashing, and her whole frame seemed to be possessed by impetuous force that wanted to leap out in some deed. All the crushing pain of disappointment in her husband, which had made the strongest part of her consciousness a few minutes before, was annihilated by the vehemence of her indignation. She could notcare in this moment that the man she was despising as he leaned there in his loathsome beauty--she could not care that he was her husband; she could only feel that she despised him. The pride and fierceness of the old Bardo blood had been thoroughly awaked in her for the first time. "Try at least to understand the fact," said Tito, "and do not seek to take futile steps which may be fatal. It is of no use for you to go to your godfather. Messer Bernardo cannot reverse what I have done. Only sit down. You would hardly wish, if you were quite yourself, to make known to any third person what passes between us in private." Tito knew that he had touched the right fibre there. But she did not sit down; she was too unconscious of her body voluntarily to change her attitude. "Why can it not be reversed?" she said, after a pause. "Nothing is moved yet." "Simply because the sale has been concluded by written agreement; the purchasers have left Florence, and I hold the bonds for the purchase-money." "If my father had suspected you of being a faithless man," said Romola, in a tone of bitter scorn, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123657009X
  • 9781236570093