A Canadian Heroine, Volume 3

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1st World Publishing, Jun 15, 2007 - 208 pages
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Mr. Leigh was in a very depressed and anxious mood. His late conversations with Mrs. Costello had disturbed him and broken up the current of his thoughts, and even to some extent of his usual occupations, without producing any result beneficial to either of them. She had told him a strange and almost incredible story of her life; and then, just when he was full of sympathy and eagerness to be of use to her, everything seemed suddenly to have changed, and the events that followed had been wholly, as it were, out of his reach. He thought over the matter with a little sensation, which, if he had been less simple and generous a man, might have been offence. Even as it was, he felt uncomfortably divided between his real interest in his old friends, and a temptation to pretend that he was not interested at all. He remembered, too, with a serio-comical kind of remorse, the manner in which he had spoken to Mrs. Costello about Maurice. He was obliged to confess to himself that Maurice had never said a word to him which could be taken as expressing any other than a brotherly feeling of regard for Lucia; he had certainly fancied that there was another kind of affection in his thoughts; but it was no part of the old soldier's code of honour to sanction the betrayal of a secret discovered by chance, and he felt guilty in remembering how far the warmth of his friendship had carried him.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
7
CHAPTER II
14
CHAPTER III
22
CHAPTER IV
30
CHAPTER V
37
CHAPTER VI
45
CHAPTER VII
54
CHAPTER VIII
62
CHAPTER XIV
114
CHAPTER XV
122
CHAPTER XVI
130
CHAPTER XVII
138
CHAPTER XVIII
146
CHAPTER XIX
153
CHAPTER XX
160
CHAPTER XXI
170

CHAPTER IX
69
CHAPTER X
79
CHAPTER XI
86
CHAPTER XII
93
CHAPTER XIII
101
CHAPTER XXII
178
CHAPTER XXIII
186
CHAPTER XXIV
196
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