Selections from the Works of Charles Reade
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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ..."They? Who is they?" "No matter. Whoever it was, they will gain nothing by it, and you will lose nothing. Ah, Griffith! I am ashamed of myself--and so proud of you." "They?" repeated Griffith, suspiciously. "Who is they?" "What does it matter, so long as it was not Me? Are you going to be jealous again? Let us talk of you and me, and never mind who them is. You have rejected my proposal with just scorn; so now let me hear yours, for we must agree on something this very night. Tell me, now, what can I say or do to make you happy?" Griffith was sorely puzzled. "Alas, sweet Kate," said he, "I don't know what you can do for. me now, except stay single for my sake." "I should like nothing better," replied Kate, warmly; "but unfortunately, they won't let me do that. Father Francis will be at me to-morrow and insist on my marrying Mr. Neville." "But you will refuse." "I would if I could find a good excuse." "Excuse? why, say you don't love him." "Oh, they won't allow that for a reason." "Then I am undone,1' sighed Griffith. "No, you are not; if I could be brought to pretend to love somebody else. And really, if I don't quite love you, I like you too well to let you be unhappy. Besides, I cannot bear to rob you of these unlucky farms; I think there is nothing I would not do rather than that. I think--I would rather--do--something very silly indeed. But I suppose you don't want me to do that now? Why don't you answer me? Why don't you say something? Are you drunk sir, as they pretend? or are you asleep? Oh, I can't speak any plainer; this is intolerable. Mr. Gaunt, I am going to shut the window." Griffith...
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