A Soul on Fire

A Soul on Fire

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... poor little Ethel in the clutches of that ogre! How I pitied you, though I dared not say so, when I called on you last March." "And how very rude he was to you! I shall never forget it," said Ethel. "And if you could have seen him, after those two old men were gone, throwing all the lovely things you had brought me out of the window, and kicking in the panels of my beautiful little cabinet, as if he would have liked to kick me. How I cried at the loss of them! What a brute I thought him. And then the next thing I heard was that he was dead. I tried to be sorry, Ned, but I couldn't. I only felt as if I had been chained fast in a prison, and someone had come, as the angel did to Saint Peter, and knocked off my chains and set me free." "Free to love me for the rest of your life. Thank God for it!" exclaimed Cousin Ned. "Never mind about the presents, my darling. No one shall ever dare to treat you so again whilst I live to defend you. The next voyage I make we'll go to apan together, and you shall buy everything you like best in the island yourself. Won't that be better than my bringing them home to you?" "Oh, lovely, exquisite!" acquiesced Ethel; and she repeated what she had said before: "Ned, dearest, darling Ned! I am the very happiest girl in all the world!" And the Professor had to stand by and hear and see it all. CHAPTER VII. A FACE IN THE CAMERA. "MY time is up," said Captain Standish next, "and I must go. But I shall come again this evening, if you will let me, Ethel." "If I will let you," repeated the girl after him softly. "And I will bring you a ring to wear on this dear little hand, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923057
  • 9781236923059