Run to earth, by the author of 'Lady Audley's secret'.

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Page 188 - so suddenly, leaving his house to take care of itself, or to be taken care of by a stupid country wench, who doesn't know her business any more than a cow. Do you know why he went, or where he's gone, Mat?" " Not I," Mr. Brook answered, rather nervously, and reddening as
Page 27 - has notified his return to London, and his intention to visit P. He did not know whether she was in town, and, therefore, wrote before coming. She seemed much affected by his letter, and has replied to it, appointing Wednesday afternoon for receiving him, and inviting him to luncheon. No communication has been received from
Page 31 - Industry and talent are good, my Victor," she said, " and they bring comfort, they bring le bienetre in their train; but I do not think all the industry and talent you can display as a surgeon in London will ever enable you to restore the dignity and emulate the wealth of the old Champfontaines.
Page 156 - Castle, begun by Mr. Maunders at the supper in the servants'-hall, strengthened as time went by, and there was no member of the castle household for whom Mr. Maunders entertained so warm a friendship as that which he felt for Matthew Brook, the coachman. Matthew began to divide his custom between the rival taverns of
Page 261 - was out of sight in a few moments. Mrs. Miller stood looking at her guest, rather awkwardly, but said at length : " Pray sit down, ma'am. That's my brother; the only creature I have belonging to me in the world." And here Mrs. Miller sighed, and looked as if the possession were not an unqualified advantage.
Page 57 - Maunders," began James Harwood, with extreme solemnity, "it is given out that Lady Eversleigh is gone abroad to the Continent—wherever that place may be situated —and a very nice place I dare say it is, when you get there; and it is likewise given out that Miss Payland have gone with her." "Well, what then?
Page 38 - in the care of servants. The result of this representation was, that Lady Verner felt and expressed extreme disgust, and considerable satisfaction that she had not committed herself to a course from which she must have receded, by opening any communication with Lady Eversleigh. One danger thus disposed of—and I must say I think
Page 23 - Eversleigh, who is not worthy a moment's consideration from you, give at least your esteem and respect to the honourable and unselfish man who truly loves you. Instead of flying from England, a ruined woman, branded with the name of cheat and swindler, remain as the affianced wife of Douglas Dale—remain to prove to
Page 237 - Was this acting ? Was this the perfect simulation of an accomplished hypocrite ? No, no, no; Douglas Dale could not believe it. The tears came into his eyes ; he extended his hand, and grasped that of his old servant. " You shall stay with me, Jarvis," he said; " and I will trust you with all
Page 71 - And there is another consideration which we must take into account,"' said Victor; "it is this. Mr. Dale may not like to find any man established here, in the degree of intimacy to which (in your interests) I aspire ; and therefore I propose, with your leave, to pass as a relation of Miss

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