Roland Yorke; A Novel Volume 1

Roland Yorke; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...his wasted face, . on the bright flush of emotion that rose in his thin cheeks. "Uncle! Uncle Greatorex! it is as fresh in my mind now as it was the first day I went down to Helston leigh, and saw him lying white and cold and dead, with the ban of the coroner's verdict upon him. I cannot shake it off: and of late I am not sure but I have tried to do so, in the sheer weariness of prolonged disappointment. 'Tarry yet awhile, and wait, ' a voice seems saying ever to me: and I am content to wait. I cannot rest; I find no peace. When I wake in the morning, I say, 'This day may bring forth fruit;' when I go to rest at night, the thought, that it has not, is the last upon me. There will be neither rest nor peace for me until I have solved the enigma of my brother's death; and I am always working on for it." "Sir Thomas Kene has come, sir," interrupted a servant at this juncture, opening the door. Henry Ollivera rose; and, wishing Mr. Greatorex good night, went forth to his interview with the Judge. THE house was almost within a stone's-throw of Bedford Square; one of a good street. Its drawingroom windows were thrown open to the fine evening twilight, and a lady sat at one of them in a musing attitude. She was very nice looking, with a clear healthy colour on her cheeks, and soft bright dark eyes that had a thought in them beyond her years, which may have been six or seven-and-twenty. The features were well-formed; the shapely mouth, its rather thin and decisive lips, and the pretty pointed chin, spoke of innate firmness. Her hand, displaying its weddingring and keeper, was raised to support lightly her head, the slender fingers touching the smooth dark brown hair. She was perfectly...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948521
  • 9781236948526