The Works of Gilbert Parker Volume 8
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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...am so very hot," she said. "Come into the hall." They passed into the long corridor, and walked up and down, for a time in silence. "You felt that music?" he asked at last. "As I never felt music before," she replied. "Do you know why I asked you to sing it?" "How should I know?" "To see how far you could go with it." "How far did I go?" "As far as I expected." "It was satisfactory?" "Perfectly." "But why--experiment--on me?" "I hope, with all my heart, that you will never repent of it, Delia." "You can make me not repent of it. It rests with you, Gaston; indeed, indeed, all with you." "Poor girl!" he said, unconsciously, as he entered his room. He could not have told why he said it. "Why will you always sit up for me, Brillon?" he asked a moment afterwards. Jacques saw that something had occurred. "I have nothing else to do, sir," he replied. "Brillon," Gaston added presently, "we're in a devil of a scrape now." "What shall we do, monsieur?" "Did we ever turn tail?" "Yes, from a prairie fire." "Not always. I've ridden through." "Alors, it's one chance in ten thousand!" "There's a woman to be thought of--Jacques." "There was that other time." "Well, then?" Presently Jacques said: "Who is she, monsieur?" Gaston did not answer. He was thinking hard. Jacques said no more. The next morning early the guests knew who the woman was, and by noon Jacques also. before he could cast the die against Jacques. It had been the one open bond of the old life; yet the man was but a...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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