Ties -- Human and Divine

Ties -- Human and Divine

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... have betrayed my confidence, and have made the affair with which I entrusted you common property." " I have done nothing of the kind, Mr. Haldane," I said firmly, " and if you do not treat me with proper respect I shall put an end to this interview immediately." " You will put an end to this interview," he cried. " I will, indeed," I said, in a calm voice. " Had it not been for yourself I should have known nothing of the affair, and my one regret is that I ever allowed myself to be dragged into so base a piece of business. Take the blame upon your own shoulders for compelling me to address you in such a manner. You seem to forget, sir, what you owe to yourself and to others in your transactions. You seem, also, to forget that you are acting for a person with whom I am not supposed to be acquainted." "I am corrected," said Mr. Haldane, showing the white feather, as all blusterers do when they are met with abold front; " but you, too, seem to forget yourself when you refer to Mr. Clifford as a person, instead of speaking of him as a gentleman.." " I decline," I said, preserving my composure, although I was inwardly somewhat chafed, " to regard him as a gentleman after what I have learnt of his character; were he present at this moment I should have no hesitation in saying so to his face. Perhaps it will be best, after all, sir, as we are both getting rather heated, to carry out my suggestion of ending this interview. I had no intention, when I came to see you, of doing or saying anything except what belongs properly to the unfortunate commission I accepted from you. Had you allowed me to tell my story straight on, and to give you the...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782364
  • 9781236782366