The race for wealth, Volume 3

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Page 130 - ... trees standing brown and bare against the dull leaden sky — with life and death fighting out their battle hour after hour — Olivine thought she had never been in such a miserable, wretched place in the whole of her short existence. Further, she was satisfied she had never felt so unhappy before — and that she never could feel so unhappy again. If the troubles of early life bear no proportion to the sorrows of later years, their want of absolute magnitude is more than counterbalanced by...
Page 286 - BELSHAZZAR the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
Page 78 - ... into, at the first, an industry that seemed to have a profitable future. Carnegie was not certain that the Bessemer process of steelmaking would be profitable. In fact, it was not until he had seen its successful operation in England that he was willing to engage in the manufacture of steel. And while he was trying to make up his mind as to whether or not he should try the process, William Coleman and TM Carnegie proceeded to organize a steel plant. Coleman persuaded David A. Stewart, president...
Page 286 - In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace ; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.
Page 224 - Dont waste your time at family funerals grieving for your relatives: attend to life, not to death: there are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it, and better.
Page 179 - Lawrence foresaw he was going to be made yield. For all these reasons Lawrence smiled ; but when he turned and looked at Percy, his face was grave and troubled and worn as ever. " You do look awfully ill, Barbour," the elder man involuntarily exclaimed. " I wish you would tell me what is the matter with you.
Page 293 - And so the breach went on widening, from day to day and from month to month. Lawrence would have nothing to do with the place at Grays ; but, declaring he would rather live in his " own house," moved his wife and family to Gloucester Street, Portman Square, and only suffered Olivine to visit her property at rare and uncertain intervals. "I cannot think what has come to him,
Page 275 - ... resistance, and judged or misjudged him accordingly. So, likewise, did Percy Forbes, who, seeing foreign letters directed in Etta's well-remembered hand-writing coming to the office for Lawrence, drew his own conclusions concerning the position of affairs ; but, whatever he thought or surmised, he kept to himself. From the night of Ada Perkins' wedding, Mrs. Gainswoode's name was never mentioned between him and Olivine. By mutual consent, as it seemed, they refrained from venturing on this dangerous...
Page 255 - Barbour can abear her," marvelled Mrs. Hills to Dr. Reddy; "and to see the way they were talking together you might have taken them to be sisters; but justice is justice all the world over, and I must say, doctor, as I don't think Mr. Barbour cares a brass farden about his old flame, now. He never once laid his eyes on her, unless she spoke to him — never once." "I always said, Mrs. Hills, if you remember, that it was nothing but idle gossip," answered the doctor, who had his own private opinion...
Page 275 - ... By mutual consent, as it seemed, they refrained from venturing on this dangerous ground, and so time went by till, at last, the lease of the old house in Stepney Causeway lapsed, and the owner intimated his intention of building over the pleasant garden, and of running up a street where fruit-trees had been trained, and flowers had bloomed and withered. Where should they go? at once became an important question. Grays was not to be thought of for more than three months in the year; not, at least,...

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