The Valley of Baca, by the Author of 'Douglas Deane'

The Valley of Baca, by the Author of 'Douglas Deane'

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... old childlike expression in her face, a look of resolution and womanliness which was new to it. And he went away, blaming himself for his folly in not having understood her better. He was very impressionable, and he had often fancied himself in love, and recovered quickly; but his feeling for Meg was deeper than any he had experienced before. He had found this out almost directly he knew her; but his was one of those easy, indolent temperaments that enjoy the present pleasure without thinking of future consequences, and he had drifted along the sunny stream of life at Ferndale, not consciously trying to win Meg away from Armstrong, but trusting in his careless fashion that the engagement, which he did not believe was a happy one for either of them, would come to an end somehow. When his hopes were fulfilled, it seemed to him as if now all must be plain sailing before him; for, accustomed as he was to admiration and popularity, he did not anticipate much difficulty from Meg herself. He G would have a few shy scruples to overcome, he imagined, but that was all; and thus her declaration that she never had cared or could care for any one but Dick, fell upon him with all the force of an unlooked-for blow. It gave a rude shock to his vanity and self-esteem, and yet at the same time her unexpected fidelity to her estranged lover heightened his respect and deepened his love for her, and in parting, as he was forced to do, with the hope of winning her, he felt he sustained such grievous loss that Ferndale became hateful to him, and he departed to London the very next morning. The Randolphs returned to Monckton soon after, and Meg scarcely ever left the hilltop during the weeks that followed, except on Sunday occasionally, when she accompanied Mrs. Linden...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551850
  • 9781236551856