Sharrow Volume 1

Sharrow 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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...irritating at times. "I am sorry, sir. I like the Wymondhams." His gentleness surprised Lord Sharrow. "Look here, Sandy. I don't usually explain things, but--those people did me the greatest injury anyone ever did me in all my life. They are my enemies. You--you are my guest, and--and----" "Mr. Wymondham never injured you, sir. As to the girls, they're almost children." Lord Sharrow sat down. "Wymondham's mother made me--what you see. I was not a bad young man, Sandy; I was something like you--a little wild, rough, impatient--but--I was not bad. And," he paused, his face, in a sudden leap of the firelight, rather piteous in his pity for his own youth, "Cyrilla Dallaford--well, I suppose she broke my heart. She hurt me so that I did not care what became of me, or what I did; it was then that I began to drink. Out of a well-meaning, gentlemanly boy, she made a desperate adventurer, a man who spent the best years of his life in trying to fight and--in failing. Cyrilla Dallaford was my ruin, Sandy." "Cyrilla Dallaford has been in her grave many years, great-uncle. Can't you forgive her?" "No," shouted the old man fiercely. "Never. I never forgive. We Sharrows don't. You will not, when your time comes. I hate them all, Dallafords and Wymondhams. And that is why I ask you--my guest----" Sandy bent to him and laid his hand on his shoulder. "Very well, great-uncle. I will respect your wish. I will not call at the Vicarage again," he said quietly. CHAPTER XX. BEN, when told of the interview and Sandy's promise, of course, approved his friend's course. "You couldn't very well do more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912306
  • 9781236912305