The Traitor's Son; A Novel

The Traitor's Son; A Novel

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...before she spoke. "Payne was wrong, dear. He should have released you when he found that you loved the other man so much. But it was because of his great love for you that he refused. You are everything to him; he has been a different boy since you promised to marry him. He has given up his old associates and has been so good and lovable. You still love him a little?" The girl shook her head. "My heart is dead, I think." "But you will marry my boy, Felice? He cannot live without you." The girl did not answer at once--after a little she spoke. "Yes, I have promised to marry him, if he wants me without my love. My life is worth nothing to me now. If I can make him happy and save him from suffering what I have suffered, I will marry him." Payne's mother clasped her tightly in her arms. "You are a dear, sweet girl, Felice; and we will try so hard to make you happy, --all of us. You will marry him soon?" "Not yet, Cousin Dolly, --not quite yet." "In the summer, then?" "Yes, in the summer." "Listen, my dear. You think now that your heart is dead; that you can never love anyone. It is not dead, --only stunned. I thought once mine was dead, --with Payne's father. But I found there was room in my heart for another love without displacing the first. A woman must have someone to love; it would be too lonely with no one." "There is room in my heart for only one, Cousin Dolly; but I will do what I can to make Payne happy." And Mrs. Madison knew in her heart that the girl spoke the truth. Felice was of the intense nature that loves but once, and that once with all the heart and soul. When Mrs. Madison had gone, Felice sat looking around the pretty, familiar room. It...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515242
  • 9781236515247