Self-Conquered; Or, the Belton Scholarship

Self-Conquered; Or, the Belton Scholarship

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...say? Be your own judge--what am I to say?" "But, sir," struck in George, who had listened with amazement to part of what he said, "what does Parmenter mean by saying there has been no such destruction? All my mother's letters, her wedding ring, all Charlie Stewart's keepsakes, have been destroyed together." "Denton, don't trifle with me, or you will force me to think even worse of you than I am inclined to. Whether you have been dreaming, or are purposely attempting to deceive me, I cannot say, but I know that such is not the case." The doctor's tone was unusually stern. George stared at him, bereft of speech in his amazement. "But even granting that it were, it is beside the question. No, George, let us face the matter simply, neither concealing nor excusing. You and I have had a somewhat similar interview to this before, and I tell you now, as I told you then, that it is because I know the possibilities for good that are in your nature, because I know that if you will, you can, your conduct grieves me the more." He paused, then, rising, leant his back against the mantel-shelf. "Mr Andrews brings no good report of you. If this were an ordinary case, I should say at once--expulsion; you have crowned a series of minor faults with the gravest of all. But yours is not an ordinary case, and I shall not expel you; at least, not now. But understand me, if Mr Andrews, or any other in authority, has cause to speak of you as he spoke last night, from that day your connection with the school will cease for ever. You know better than I can tell you, that your real punishment will only commence when you are gone from here." He waited, that his words might have the fuller weight. George stood, crushed and...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599527
  • 9781236599520