Wanda Volume 3

Wanda Volume 3

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the door and entered. She was seated at one of the writingtables with a mass of correspondence before her, to which she had been vainly striving to give her attention. Her thoughts had been with him and Olga Brancka. She looked up with the light on her face which always came there when she saw him after any absence, long or short. But that light was clouded as she perceived the change in his look, in his carriage, in his very features, which were aged, and drawn, and bloodless. She rose with an exclamation of alarm, as he came to her across the length of the noble room, where he had first seen her seated by her own hearth, and heard her welcome him a stranger and unknown beneath her roof. "Wanda! Wanda!" he said, and his voice seemed strangled, his lips seemed dumb. "My God, what is it?" she cried faintly. "Are the children " "No, no," he muttered. "The children are well. It is worse than death. Wanda, I have come to tell you the sin of my life, the shame of it. Oh! how will you ever believe that I loved you since I wronged you so?" A great sob broke down his words. She put her hand to her heart. "Tell me," she said, in a low whisper, "tell me everything. Why not have trusted me? Tell me--I am strong." Then he told her the whole history of his past, and spared nothing. She listened in unbroken silence, standing all the while, leaning one hand upon the ebony table by her. When he had ceased to speak he buried his face in her skirts where he knelt at her feet; he did not dare to look at her. She was still silent; her breath came and went with shuddering effort. She drew her velvet gown from him with a gesture of unspeakable horror. "You!--you!..".show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960483
  • 9781236960481