Young Brown; Or, the Law of Inheritance Volume 1

Young Brown; Or, the Law of Inheritance 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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: her back up, and there's no getting it down, your Grace, for a day or two," laughed the noble Marquis, who knew his daughter's stubbornness upon a point of conscience where she was supported by the priesthood. "I leave myself entirely in your Lordship's hands," resumed the Duke, with a courteous bow. Lord Newcomen bit his lip, and his brow darkened almost imperceptibly for a moment. "Is there any proof against you, if you don't let the cat out of the bag to anyone else?" he asked suddenly. His Lordship knew the value of a direct home question when least expected. The Duke of Courthope flushed crimson, his lips moved once or twice with a painful spasm, but no sound came from them. He could not force himself to tell a direct lie, and at last overcoming his emotion by a strong efi'ort, he blurted out, "By God, my Lord, I don't know," and then he bit his nether lip till the blood flowed. Lord Newcomen looked very hard and keen when he heard this startling answer; and then said briefly, "Let me know the facts; perhaps I can tell you. What's the woman's name?" "Zephirine Malvoisin." The Marquis nodded. "The opera dancer?" "No; her niece," answered the Duke, not sorry to relieve himself of his terrible secret to a man so clearheaded and expert in business as the Marquis. "Where is the girl now?" 4 "She died in the county hospital shortly after my marriage." "Marriage!" echoed Lord Newcomen, with a slight tone of scorn, and raising his eyebrows; then remembering how much any manifestation of feeling impedes business, and renders a mutual understanding between more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760301
  • 9781236760302