Six Chapters of a Man's Life

Six Chapters of a Man's Life

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...and chastity as next to or dearer than her life itself, as an inseparable, integral part of every phrase or action, should feel an almost insuperable, involuntary shrinking before the first violent uprooting of these ingrained, ingrown habits? Not even the impetus of passion can wholly sweep away the clinging impressions of three-and-twenty years. It was these, rather than anything else, that were against me. And could I wish these absent? No; it was clear that I was a brute. And, full of humiliation, I hurried back to her. She had not moved. " Forgive me for speaking as I did," I said gently. " We will go on to Marseilles by the 9 A.m. train. But promise me that you won't insist farther." She looked up, with the colour flooding all her face. " I promise, Cecil. I've said it." We made no further allusion to the matter, and took the nine train southwards from the Lyons station. Theodora recovered all her natural gaiety and ease with me. She made no objection to my choosing a carriage empty save for ourselves, and paying the guard to keep it so. She did insist, however, on our maintaining opposite sides of the carriage. " Take that nice, comfortable corner," she said, laughing, and throwing herself into the other directly opposite. " I have lots to talk to you about, and I find that you pay practically no attention whatever when you are beside me!" I obeyed and sat down opposite her. She got out of her pocket a packet of cigarette papers and began to roll up cigarettes. " Don't you want to know how I got away and came to you? " she said after a minute. " Very much; but, after all, the great point is that you did it." " First tell me, Cecil, do you like my dress, and me in it? " She flushed and spoke with visible hesitation. I had not liked to...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661699
  • 9781236661692