A Search for a Secret, a Novel Volume 2

A Search for a Secret, a Novel Volume 2

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Excerpt: ... accordingly came to the conclusion to write to Ada. I told her all that we had done, and that the will was now unquestionably lost for ever; I said that this was of course a grievous disappointment to me, and then after a little chit-chat upon ordinary matters, I wound up by asking her to show to Lady Desborough the part relating to the loss of the will. Although I wrote these letters at the same time, I did not send off the one to Ada until the following day. I delayed it in this way in order that Lady Desborough might get a letter from Percy within a few hours of receiving mine; so that she might not answer me until she had heard Percy's arguments and entreaties that she would not withdraw her approval of the engagement. The second letter sent off, I had nothing to do but to wait patiently, but oh, how anxiously, for the result. Percy's letter came by return of post; it was just what I knew it would be, a repetition of the one he had written when the will was first found missing,show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236719506
  • 9781236719508