The Wolf at the Door

The Wolf at the Door

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...with regard to Roger Thornton; and now she had learned, last night, that Barbara had a veason for a revenge that, two years ago, Gertrude could never have suspected. She had been led to judge Roger Thornton wrongly by Barbara, and had been goaded by her, so that she only had considered herself insulted when he approached her with the offer of his love. She believed he was playing with her, as Barbara had proved he had done with other women; and she had been unwilling to listen to him, and had turned away from him. Mrs. Sanders came back again. " It is odd about these browns. I can't think how I have mixed them up so, or where I got hold of this other shade. It would be ruinous to put it in with the rest, because it would fade a different color. If you don't object, we will wind this, so that I need not make the mistake again. What were we talking about?" "You were saying why it was Roger Thornton could never fall in love," Gertrude answered with an effort. " Oh, I didn't say he couldn't," said Mrs. Sanders, putting the skein round Gertrude's hands, " because I think he must have been through it since I saw him, and perhaps that accounts for his staying away so long. I was disappointed that he did not come home, back to his work. He told me yesterday that he means to go back and devote himself to his profession more earnestly than ever. I only wish he had done it before now. He said he had nothing else to interest him, and he said it with such certainty that I felt sure he must have been disappointed some way." " Do you think he ever admired Barbara Grant?" asked Gertrude, in a faint tone. " Oh, no, indeed," exclaimed Mrs. Sanders. " I know he looks on her with perfect contempt, for he knew the way she treated a young friend of his. I never...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666038
  • 9781236666031