The Theosophical Review Volume 41, No. 243

The Theosophical Review Volume 41, No. 243

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...not sleep. " He ate heartily; Charles had never eaten like this! " I could not sleep--I dared not. I spent the night in torment, clinging desperately to the forlorn hope that the obsession was gradually fading off, and that when he woke Charles would be there--my love be in my arms again. " But it never could be quite the same again, I felt. Something had come between us--there could no longer be the same absolute sanctity--our union had been profaned! " Vi/hen he woke this morning, Charles seemed nearer, and the other farther away, and I was beginning to regain some confidence. " He had his breakfast and was almost my darling again. " But gradually, from speaking like Charles, so gently and lovingly, he became more and more strange. From loving, his words became... oh, loathsome, loathsome! "And then he swore, and raved, and cursed, and taunted and threatened. When he was strong--oh, my God l " He sprang out of bed, and I rushed into my own room and locked the door. "I heard him fall; then a movement as though he were crawling on his hands and knees for some time; then the creaking of the bed; and then--silence! " I dared not open the door; butI stooped down and looked through the keyhole. " He had found the rest of the whisky, which I had foolishly left on the mantelpiece, crawled back to bed, and was draining it to the dregs. " As before, he fell back in a sort of coma. " Then it was for the first time that the way out flashed into my head. " Yes, Muriel, I have now made up my mind. " Here all is hopeless, helpless. There is no way out down here. I can tell no one, consult no one. No one can help me. " I might go and leave Charles'...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684338X
  • 9781236843388