The Things That Are Caesar's; A Novel

The Things That Are Caesar's; A Novel

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...He awoke mentally, of course, to no realization of this, but the lack of comprehension for any save material change was in itself one of his gravest symptoms. He bathed, and he came from the cold tubbing with a real zest to undertake what the bishop had called beginning over; but he had received a blow which made it impossible for him yet to return to the former view that would have regarded such a beginning as a compromise and something worse. Of Phyllis, however, he was thinking not a little, and there was the most significant feature of all. He did not feel even the need to justify his new attitude towards her. He was in a healthy physical glow and a mental glow, less healthy, perhaps, but all the more imperative. He needed her now, he felt, more than ever. What though she was the daughter of Billy Gwynne? John was a citizen of the world. Without doubt she was the pearl among women, but he was as fit to win her as--could, if he tried, fall no farther short of deserving her than--any of those to whom the contest was open. His practical considerations did go so far as to weigh, for a brief moment, the matter of his past in its relation to the girl, but he easily dismissed the subject with the thought that there was plenty of time for telling her his secret. He would tell her, of course, but not at once. He failed, therefore, to note that, according to the image of her which was then in his mind's eye, he was loving not, as once, the schoolgirl that she had been, but the woman that she was. Yet as he thought of her his whole soul filled with an odd tenderness. He forgot, so far as he was then concerned, that he had adopted the conventional attitude, and determined, with this single return to his original position, that he was at any rate...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567528
  • 9781236567529