Why Paul Ferroll Killed His Wife, by the Author of Paul Ferroll

Why Paul Ferroll Killed His Wife, by the Author of Paul Ferroll

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...to kindliness he could open all the pent-up feelings of that guileless heart; yes, guileless, for in his most secret thought he was convinced there was no guile in Elinor, though he chose to say, even to himself, there was. Meantime, she was so unhappy that she sometimes rebelled against it; she seriously thought she would return to her convent, and hide herself from a world where plainly nobody cared for her. When all her efforts to speak to Leslie, and to conciliate him, failed--when he persevered in mortifying her, and in affecting unconsciousness of her presence, her heart rose, quite full of tears, and seemed too swollen for her bosom. "What right has he to make me so unhappy," she said to herself, but Leslie did not melt, though he saw her eyes cloud with what he knew were tears, suppressed though they might be. Laura saw all this and was delighted; she thought her plans were working their full effect; and Leslie's attention to her, which was mostly aimed at vexing Elinor, she readily deceived herself into thinking was wholly to please herself. She was in great spirits; she looked very handsome, and did all that she could imagine would best please her favoured guest. His poem she continually brought forward till he dreaded the very mention of it. Every post, she remembered not to forget her interest about the expected answer, and each time she expressed her conviction that the editor would only not know how to give it sufficient welcome. Leslie felt confident enough of that also, but the pudeur of composition (when the author has written what he felt) made him shrink from so much talk about it. It was the fourth morning after his estrangement from Elinor that the letters as usual being brought round at breakfast, Laura's inquiry...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534387
  • 9781236534385