Within the Precincts Volume 2

Within the Precincts Volume 2

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... with a warmth which enthusiasm permitted. 'I knew it must be you, if it were not one of the angels, ' he said; 'one or the other. I have just come; and what a welcome I have had--too good for a king!' 'I did not know you were here, Mr. Ridsdale, ' said Lottie, faintly, holding fast by Captain Temple's arm. 'But I knew you were here; it was in the air, ' he said, half-whispering. 'Good-night; but good-night lasts only till to-morrow, thank heaven.' CHAPTER XXV. WHAT FOLLOWED. Captain Temple was not happy about the events of that evening. He had begun to grow very fond of Lottie, and he was not pleased that she should have 'made an exhibition of herself.' He went over it so often to his wife that Mrs. Temple learned the incident by heart. There was in her mind, mingled with an intense silent interest in the girl who was like her own, a feeling of repulsion too, equally intense and silent, which joined with the opposite sentiment, and kept Lottie as constantly present to her mind as she was in the Captain's talk. And, though it sometimes appeared to her that she would die of this girl, who reminded her at every step that she had lost her child, yet she could not check her husband's ever-flowing, continually repeated talk on the subject. Mrs. Temple thought this was all for his sake. Sometimes, in the bitterness of her loss, she would cry out that she loathed the very name of this other, who was so well and bright and full of life, while her child was dead and gone; but, notwithstanding, Lottie had gradually come to hold a large place in her life. How could she help thinking of her? Grudging her very life and brightness, repenting her grudge, praying God's blessing on the girl whom she thus injured, avoiding her, fearing the sight of her, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567811
  • 9781236567819