Tangled Trinities

Tangled Trinities

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...hand ready for further use--"it is a long way to come for this sort of thing." His daughter remained silent. The little tinkle of the pink woman's pearls sounded in her ears and gave her a sense of excitement in which she was not able to think very distinctly. She only knew that something had occurred to make her infinitely unhappy. Yes, and she had meant to be so very happy this evening, just as God had allowed her to be at that garden-party. She had said her prayers religiously ever since that delightful day, had pointed out to the Almighty the date of this dance, and had entreated Him for just this one night's pleasure. Every day since, she had gone into the church and prayed; on several occasions Judith had accompanied her to help. Even when the church had been closed she had begged the key from her father, and, unlocking the door, had entered to make her supplication. In the east was a stained-glass window with a representation of the Saviour and Mary Magdalene. It was to this pictured Christ that she offered her prayers, seeing a Divine kindness and mercy on His face and in His attitude towards the poor woman whose golden hair fell over His feet. Yesterday she had gathered some white flowers and had laid them before Him.... And now she was wretched. A sensation of grief to come oppressed her. Every time that Colonel Skene passed in the dance with Mrs. Donnithorne's whitened arm lying on his sleeve she suffered.... ' But the passion she had felt for him that summerscented evening among the lilies and roses was gone. As she sat there, thinking, that element of savagery in her nature which had been handed down to her from those dead-and-gone ancestors of hers, and which was never very far below the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740955
  • 9781236740953