A Secret of the Past; A Novel Volume 1

A Secret of the Past; 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...weeping. Until this instant he had not noticed their presence in the firelit room. He went over and shook hands with them. An awkward little silence followed. " What you tell me, Alec, my dear fellow," the Rector said at last, "could not but be a very pleasing announcement to Mrs. Caerlyon and to myself. To be candid with you, we were not altogether in the dark as to this little romance of yours "--a faint smile crossed Mr. I Caerlyon's bland features----" and I am sure I only hope for all our sakes that everything shall be satisfactorily settled shortly. We were not prepared--indeed I must say we were totally unprepared--for Valerie's departure this morning. I really don't know what to say about it. My girl did not seem to be iu her usual spirits this time back." His voice shook a little, and Mrs. Caerlyon sympathetically took up the thread of the explanation forthwith. " Oh, Mr. Penrhynn, I fear there is somethingwrong l I am quite frightened all day. I did all in my power--so did her father and all of us--to dissuade Valerie from this step. But it was all of no avail. She telegraphed to Lady Ruthyn to say she would be with her this evening." " Lady Ruthyn? " Penrhynn said. "Is not she in London at present? " ' "Yes; in South Kensington--you have her address, Mabyn. She and Valerie were just like sisters during her stay at Bosgenna. Of course I sliouldn' t have minded about Valerie's going to her--only that it was so sudden, so very, very sudden--and Valerie looked so pale and wretched, and seemed as if--as if she was leaving us for good." Mrs. Caerlyon's voice faltered here, but she went bravely on. " I was so...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676790X
  • 9781236767905