A Study of Temptations, and a Bundle of Life

A Study of Temptations, and a Bundle of 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...pallid face and Warbeck's distress she looked from one to the other and grew pale herself. " Grandmama," she faltered, " are you feeling ill? " " He has killed me," said the Countess, pointing to her grandson, "he has given me my death-blow. I shall never recover." She rose with some difficulty from her chair, and drew herself up to her full height. " Lean on me," said Jane, with a nice disregard of Warbeck. " No," said the Dowager; " henceforth I lean on no one. My staff has failed me when I needed it most. When I can no longer support myself, I must fall. Where I fall, there let me lie. Remain where you are, my dear, I will not be followed. Solitude now is my only refuge!" and this marvellous invalid walked out of the room with grave and majestic steps, leaving Jane and her cousin Warbeck face to face, and alone. XIII. IN WHICH ANOTHER LADY SPEAKS HER MIND. Jane was now able to observe the young man more critically than had yet been possible, and the more she observed him, the greater effort it required to maintain her just indignation at his conduct. For, of course, he must have behaved most brutally. Had not his too fond grandmother implied as much? And if she had said so, what could a less partial witness think? " I suppose," said the girl, in a severe voice, " you will at least remain in London until she is well enough to see you again? You cannot part like this." " It is a most painful misunderstanding," said Warbeck. " It is not for me to dictate," said Jane, in a tone of command, " but if it is a misunderstanding you will surely lose no time in making it clear. She is too old for these violent scenes. And she has had a great deal of sorrow and anxiety lately: perhaps she is not so patient as those who are young, and have nothing to worry...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666521X
  • 9781236665218