Thou Art the Man; A Novel Volume 1

Thou Art the Man; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...rather than the rude, grey hills and the barren moorland. In the beginning he surrendered himself blindly to the enchantment of this fair girl's society. He knew that he could never think of himself, or be thought of by Sir Joseph, as a possible husband for this heiress of mines and millions. Sir Joseph had frankly stated his ambitious hopes for his daughter. "She must marry a peer, my dear Mountford," he said. "I want her to go back into the great world which her mother left when she stooped to marry me. I want to see her a Countess, before I die. She is pretty enough, and she will be rich enough to be a DuChess--if there were an eligible Duke. I won't marry her 'to a fortune-seeker or a profligate, Mountford. I may be ambitious, but I won't sacrifice my girl's happiness, even to make her a great lady." All this had been said more than once before Sibyl's return, and all this Mountford had accepted as inevitable--a decree of destiny, since Sir Joseph was the kind of man to carry out his own ideas to the letter, and it would be hard if among the bachelor Peers of Great Britain a worthy as well as a titled husband could not be found for his heiress. Mountford knew himself out of the running. "Were I a Duke, and the inheritor of a couple of shires, I should be just as ineligible as I am now," he thought. "Nothing would ever induce me to link my life with a dearer life, and blight the heart that loved me." Having thus made up his mind about himself--having set himself resolutely on the side of the celibates--Brandon Mountford made the mistake which men are apt to make in such circumstances. He was too secure of himself. He thought that he might reckon in...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863410
  • 9781236863416