Told in the Twilight Volume 1

Told in the Twilight 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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...grounds for delaying the marriage. "His father will be here directly," he screamed; "he'll be here with a strait-waistcoat; he's coming by the first train?" T0111' in he Twilfg/ll. 1. lo Frederick Lyvett took a high tone. He dared Mr. Castlerosse to show just or legal cause for his interruption, and he dared the clergyman to stop the ceremony. Mr. Balfour, with a sigh, opened his book again, and Mr. Castlerosse looked vainly out for Mr. Lyvett. There was time yet. How was it that Mr. Lyvett had not come? Where was the special train? How was it, indeed, that Mr. Lyvett had not come? On the previous evening, the family and servants having retired to rest, for it was Mr. Lyvett's safe and good old custom to be up last in the house, as it had been his father's before him, he and his wife were preparing to follow them, when Mrs. Lyvett spoke: "James, I do believe Frederick has not come in!" "My dear, I told you that Fred went out yesterday for some days." "Oh, I understood you to say until to-night only. Where is he gone?" "I did not ask him. He has taken his own course lately with little reference to me. Somewhere in the country. I expect Charley Castlerosse is with him, for Rowley saw them in a cab together, with a portmanteau or two upon it. They are off on some expedition, I suppose. Fred has lately been out of London a good bit: and I am rather glad that it should be so," added Mr. Lyvett, significantly. He had no idea that somebody else was also out of it. He had put out the lights and taken up the bedcandlestick, when a tremendous peal at the hall-bell echoed through the house. "What can that be?" exclaimed Mrs. Lyvett....show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785177
  • 9781236785176