Their Marriage Bond

Their Marriage Bond

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...to ask of me! I cannot go on with this. He has become positively awful!" Slowly the widow drew the truth from the trembling mouth, and a flush of indignation mantled her brow as she heard it. " I will go down and see him," she said, sternly. " Compose yourself, my child. The marriage must take place. When it is over he will forget the silly notions that now cloud his brain. It must take place!" she added, with determination. " Don't mind his ravings, Ida. In a week after you are wedded he will forget that he ever talked such nonsense, and you will laugh to think you heeded it." Descending to the parlor, Mrs. Bruce greeted her caller with her ordinary good-nature. She had a game to play, and diplomacy must be used to the last. " What is the matter with you, Kingdon?" she asked, with an air of raillery. " How can you frighten my little girl with goblins?" " I have told her just what I mean," he responded, doggedly. " And I respond in her name that we will hope for a better disposition on your part," said Mrs. Bruce, with a smile. " There are now but a few weeks before the date that has been announced, and everything will be ready on our side. It is gratifying to hear that you have overmastered vour idea of breaking your word. As to the rest, let us leave that for the future. If love has not yet lodged in your bosom, await its advent. Ida will accord you every consideration, now that she understands your mood." He was surprised to find her in this quiet temper. He would have been better prepared for an outburst of anger, which he could not help feeling his conduct in Borne measure deserved., " And if love for your daughter never finds lodgment in my breast?" he said, slowly. " What then?" Mrs. Bruce winced a trifle, but the smile of goodhumor...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679199
  • 9781236679192