Through Grey to Gold

Through Grey to Gold

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... face upturned to his. Even Violet's heart went out to that innocent looking little creature. "It was no fault of hers," she thought; "she did not know, I expect, and naturally she would love Kelson; she couldn't help it." Then there was a more recent group, for Baba was there, a dear small mite, in Helen's arms. And lastly, on a tall easel over by the window was a highly finished group of the three--a platinotype evidently taken quite recently, for a child about seven or eight years old was standing at her mother's knee, Kelson by his wife's chair looking down at his little daughter. He looked proud of her, Violet thought--proud of them both, in fact--yet there was a certain sad, set expression about the mouth that was not there in the olden days. Strangely fascinated, Violet stood before this picture as in a dream. She was standing still, spellbound with blanched face, when Margaret returned. "Mistress will see you in her room, if you please, Miss Violet." CHAPTER XVI. A CONFESSION. Was that gaunt-looking figure, haggard and woe-begone, upon a comfortless couch, Mrs. Holmes? Violet could not be quite sure until she heard her voice. "Sit down, Violet; I am glad you've come." She did not offer to shake hands with her visitor. There was a painful pause after this on both sides. Violet had not recovered from the sight of those photographs. At length Mrs. Holmes spoke again. "Violet, I may as well tell you at once that possibly I am a dying woman; had it not been so, you would not have been here." Violet said nothing, but merely waited. "When I wrote to you some time ago I had suspicions of coming evil as regards my health. Since then, those suspicions have been confirmed, and to-morrow I am to...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573749
  • 9781236573742