Until the Day Break; A Novel

Until the Day Break; 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...who could restrain himself no longer, burst out with a volley of indignation against his mother for allowing that " villain" to enter her doors. His anger having got the better of his judgment, he was beginning to attract attention by his excited gestures, when Laura said composedly, "This is hardly the time or place for such a tirade, and just now I would thank you to lead me to the veranda for a breath of air; you will come too, Mr. Channing." "Please excuse me," said Tom. "Ellis, will you see my cousin to the veranda?" Ellis offered his arm to Laura, and speaking no word they passed out. When there Ellis said, "I am sorry, Laura, that Tom should have caused you any disquiet." "Pray, do not speak of it. I am quite used to Tom's vagaries. He is somewhat extreme in his ideas, and cannot learn to take the world as he finds it." "And can you?" "Yes; I do not trouble myself any longer with the great moral questions of the day, but being in 'Rome, do as the Romans!'" "Then you did know?" and Ellis looked pained. "Certainly. Why should I make myself odious by refusing to do what all the world does? I am not any great reformer that I dare to break in upon its customs." "Yes; but it is such women as you, with beauty, wealth and power of intellect; who could without violence to their womanhood, and indeed with glory to it, regulate all these wrongs in a short time." "Oh, I know we have a chance to make wonderful heroines of ourselves; but to tell the truth, it is a little prosy. We leave that to the straight-laced and spectacled." "And they will never accomplish it alone; for while beautiful and enchanting women smile upon such a...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490061
  • 9781236490063