A Woman's Heart Volume 1

A Woman's Heart Volume 1

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...morning. Can you come, Claire?" "Not in the morning. Can you not wait for the 3.30 train?" "I would rather not. But I will see if I 'can." "I wish you would come back to dinner, Guy. I quite looked forward to a quiet evening with you." "Quiet! I don't think we have been wildly gay. I'll come back if I can, and you might write to your father to say we are coming. There, lift the boy down, James--mind the wheel, Gerald--take care of yourself," as Claire alighted; "I'll come back as soon as I can." De Walden turned the horse sharply round and drove off at a quick trot. Darkness that might be felt settled down on his wife's heart as she thought, "Good God! is it possible that he does not like to be left alone with me?" Neither looks nor voice betrayed her, however. She took tea with her son in his newly-established schoolroom. She saw him safely tucked up in his little bed; she went through the forms of dressing and sitting down to dinner; she wrote a cheerful, affectionate letter to her father, promising to be with him the day but one after. But life seemed leaving her--the life of love and hope. What spell was upon them both? She would speak to Guy once more--in spite of Stephen's warning. It was better to go to town; any change would be better than the present state of things. Was it always to be like this? If so, better die, only for Gerald! No, she could never leave Gerald; so the weary hours passed till she felt justified to go to bed, when the various clocks in Bower Hall chimed half-past ten. Then she lay long awake, sobbing, till she heard de Walden's footsteps pass her door on the way to his own room. CHAPTER IX. THE...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871634
  • 9781236871633