Pretty Kitty Herrick the Horsebreaker: A Romance of Love and Sport

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J.A. Taylor and Company, 1891 - 407 pages

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Page 96 - Now what I want you to do is this : I want you to decide this case fairly and impartially to both sides.
Page 239 - I wonder," said he, after half-an-hour's reading over the fire, " I wonder what Marjory will say to my going away. I shall miss her very much; she has been such a pleasant friend," He mused for another five minutes. " But then she will write. I wonder how she does write, by-the-bye. If there is one thing I like more than another, it is a real, natural woman's letter. It is almost better than conversation. Do you think she will write to me, Charlotte ?
Page 150 - I beg your pardon, Miss Adair." And then he turned short round, and traversed the room back to the garden, putting on his hat again. It seemed to her as though she had received her death-blow. There could no longer be any doubt or misapprehension after this, as to what the future was to be. Every drop of blood in her body seemed to rush to her heart and set it beating : the feeling was one akin to terror. Ellen Adair crept into the drawing-room, empty then, and leaned her aching brow against the...
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