Won by Waiting; A Novel

Won by Waiting; A Novel

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...absently. ' Three o'clock is it? Dear me there was something at three, surely? Ah! that tiresome Missionary Meeting I I must go at once. The Archdeacon might have taken the chair instead, I am sure--what's in a name?' Then half rousing himself, 'Here are the letters, you may read them, Espe'rance, by-the-by, there was one enclosed to you from your brother, ' and the Dean hastily delivered the whole packet of letters to his niece, and hurried off with muttered grumblings about a 'dull deputation, ' arid 'missionary twaddle.' Espe'rance took the letters eagerly, and began to read Mr. Seymour's, marvelling at her own composure. He spoke very kindly of Gaspard, and agreed to take him to Ceylon with him, offering him a salary of WOl. a-year to begin with, and a prospect of speedy advancement. Then came Gaspard's letter of thanks to the Dean, written in English, and this failed to awaken EspeVance's feelings, for she could not realise that it was his writing at all. Lastly, there was the little enclosed envelope directed to herself, which she opened eagerly, and read through fast-falling teara ' Mv Very Dear One, --I have been offered a very good post on a coffee plantation in Ceylon, by a friend of Dean Collinson. I thought long before accepting it, for I cannot endure the thought of leaving you alone in England; but at last I have made up my mind to it. It seems wrong to refuse such an offer, and you see, mon cceur, the sooner I begin to earn something, the sooner your exile will end. Perhaps in three or four years you will he able to join me in Ceylon, and we shall he independent once more. This is worth all sacrifice and all present pain to my mind. Am I wrong in thinking that you will agree with me? How I wish we could have talked it over together I...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236667359