The Star Dreamer Volume 2

The Star Dreamer Volume 2

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...while she, poor fool, was wearing out her short remnant of life with leaps and bounds, with senseless terrors, with weak repentances for a deed that perhaps had never been done! And if it were done? Up sprang her indomitable spirit. If it were done, it was well done! And, done or no, the hour of personal vengeance was vouchsafed her at the moment she had ceased to-hope for it, least expected it. She would not be Maud Lochore, with the strength of death upon her, did she not use it to the full. Old Villars rose from his seat, his face working with varied emotions: anger, greedy curiosity, low vindictive pleasure. The Dishonourable Caroline packed her daughter's arm firmly under her own. "It is time for bed," she asserted. But Priscilla wrenched herself from her mother's grasp and stamped her foot. "Where is Mr. Herrick?" she exclaimed, and burst into tears. Meanwhile Lady Lochore was speaking in broken sentences of ejaculation and command: "Shame, disgrace upon the House of Bindon! How dared the creature bring her wanton ways under our roof? But it was well, order should be put to it all." "Take these candles, Margery," she ordered, "and lead the way. My good friends, I crave your support. I am a daughter of this house. I have to defend its honour and expose those who would bring shame upon it. You see, you have all seen, I stand alone. My poor brothe----" But her voice broke. Again the awful sickening qualm that she had been fighting against all the evening seized upon her. Of him she could not nerve herself to speak. Savagely rallying her strength, she took up her candle. "I must have some disinterested witnesses," she went on.' "Come and see me...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823508
  • 9781236823502