A Very Strange Family

A Very Strange Family

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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: ...of an old man into a false marriage--and that your husband and you are not going to take possession of my father's house, my father's money--anything. I wi1l--only too gladly--fight you in the law courts, if you wish to fight; but I warn you that it is an uphill contest, with the odds very much against you. Indeed, Mrs. Purkiss, in plain language--which you may possibly comprehend better--you have not a leg to stand upon." "We shall see," she gasped; "this is--all--a pack of trumpery lies, and even if it's true--I don't say it is, mind you, or own that I knew anything about it, if it really is--as you say," she almost moaned, "you can't do anything now to--to keep me out of my money. I am sure you can't--it would be a crying shame, if you could--I'm the party meant to benefit by your father's will--and--oh! my God, let me get out of this! Let me think-let me breathe--this is a plot against me--a wicked, awful plot that I might have expected from you. I might have guessed you would have played me any trick out of spite. You are a Darrell." "Yes, and the only one left to fight the Darrells' battle," he said; "can I get you a glass of water?" "You can get out--and----and come to me presently. You have no right to make these charges--before that young cub there--for God's sake let me be awhile." "Certainly, madam," said Lewis, rising; "come, Edward." He walked slowly out of the room, and I followed him, and the woman left behind flung herself full length upon the sofa and covered her face with her hands. ' When we were out of the room, and standing together in the corridor, Lewis...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913817
  • 9781236913814