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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...we are not everlasting." "The oath, captain, the oath! nothing can release you; the fair-haired girl who now sports your Mexican presents at a ball with some favoured swain" "Carlos speak against the constancy of all women, but of her." "Well, well, captain, that girl, then, who is so constant to you, might be persuaded to take a trip in the Spitfire. Why, we could manage that to a certainty, without asking her compliance; you could bring her to the Tortugas; and in our cavern, where something like luxury remains, she might welcome you on your return from a eruize; and if Bhe died, why the world has many more as good as she is." "None, by heavens, none; and life without her is not worth the holding. The boat returns. Good night." CHAPTER XXI. A MOBNING HIDE. "There is a mystery in that woman," said Sir Ronald to his wife, "which even the ingenuity of your father, the artful.caution of yourself, cannot fathom; she holds those jewels as her own; it is now four months and six days since that miserable, houseless vagabond, that thief, that deserter, that spy, came amongst us. Laura, from that moment, has become a recluse; never does she enliven one hour; and in pensive sadness seems to mourn him who vanished, as unexpectedly as he came." "It may be love," replied Lady de Lancy, " or the balance of love which keeps her in this suspense. My father, you know, seeks to marry her; and I have, as he desired, and you wished, endeavoured to forward his views." "I care not what becomes of him, Margaret, so long as he marries and leaves this neighbourhood." "That last is a useless wish; here he will stay, if merely to upbraid, by his presence, that delicate...
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