Who Shall Win?

Who Shall Win?

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...he said, in a satisfied tone--"She can't be poor or else she would not be here, or go to the Grand Hotel," for he had heard what Emily said to the cabman. "And why should I lose my time with those fools? Now The following day he dogged the footsteps of the Stevens, and was at last rewarded for his pains by seeing James Beasly go into the Cafd Parisien a, t a late hour. He immediately followed him, and by the hypocrisy of which he was a master, he managed to interest James Beasly, with what result is already known to the reader. As William Doughtal returned to his hotel after the day spent at St. Cloud he gave vent to his thoughts, saying--"She's rather reserved, but I think my own put-on reserve was well viewed by her mother and uncle. If right with these two, I can manage all the rest. The uncle seems a peculiar kind of man. I must try to become acquainted with all his whims, for he appears to be the most important person in the family. That little sister is a nuisance sometimes. But," he added, after a short reflection, "she is very inquisitive and talkative; perhaps I can make use of both of these points in her character. I shall see to-morrow." CHAPTER XIV. UP-HILL WORK. Charles Hevertry was deeply pained at Emily's departure. It was the fact of the grief caused by her absence that had made him aware of the great hold she had taken upon his affections. But this disappointment was not the only one that made him feel sad. He had been struggling a long while for a smile, even though a faint one, from that fickle goddess Fame. As stated in a previous chapter, he had written several articles for local papers. But at what cost? How often had he heard "Big Ben" chime twelve and one o'clock at night...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236883346