Works of Charles Dickens; Bleak House Volume 5

Works of Charles Dickens; Bleak House Volume 5

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...anxiety on this same point, when we spoke at night at Chesney Wold?" " Yes," says Mr. Tulkinghorn, coolly getting up and tanding on the hearth. " Yes. I recollect, Lady Ded.. ock, that you certainly referred to the girl; but that was oefore we came to our arrangement, and both the letter -nd the spirit of our arrangement altogether precluded (my Nation on your part, founded upon my discovery There tan be no doubt about that. As to sparing the girl, of importance or value is she? Spare! Lady Dedlock, here is a family name compromised. One jiight have supposed that the course was straight on--. ver everything, neither to the right nor to the left, regardless of all considerations in the way, sparing nothing, treading everything under foot." She has been looking at the table. She lifts up hei eyes, and looks at him. There is a stern'expression oc her face, and a part of her lower lip is compressed under her teeth. " This woman understands me," Mr. Tulk inghorn thinks, as she lets her glance fall again. " Sht cannot be spared. Why should she spare others? " For a little while they are silent. Lady Dedlock has eaten no dinner, but has twice or thrice poured out water with a steady hand and drunk it. She rises from table, takes a lounging-chair, and reclines in it, shading her face. There is nothing in her manner to express weakness or excite compassion. It is thoughtful, gloomy, concentrated. " This woman," thinks Mr. Tulkinghorn, standing on the hearth, again a dark object closing up her view, " is a study." He studies her at his leisure, not speaking for a time. She, too, studies something at her leisure. She is not the first to speak; appearing indeed so unlikely to be so, though he stood there until midnight, that even he is driven upon...
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680146
  • 9781236680143