Kith and Kin; A Novel

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 284 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... She pressed his shoulder, as if expostulating, and he said: 'Don't grudge me that., bit of malice. No doubt he is worth a thousand of me. I know he is. But, heaven be praised, it isn't only the first-rate men who can get good women to love them--a cross-grained carle like me, even, has his stroke of luck sometimes, and can induce a woman more or less like you to take him in hand.' 'When he has left her no choice, because of his goodness and generosity to those who have wronged him--churl that he is!' she replied; and'he, looking through her eyes into her very heart, saw there--his own image. CHAPTER XXXIX. GOOD-NIGHT. 'Noch eenmal lat uns spraken, Goden Abend, gode Nacht. Pi Maand schient up de Daken, Uns Herrgott halt de Wacht.' Randulf kept his promise to his friend, established himself at Scar Foot for the night, and waited for Aglionby's return. He and Mrs. Bryce dined tete-d-tete, and he told her that Aglionby had been called off to Yoresett on business, but was to return that night, sometime. It gradually grew apparent that the 'sometime, ' whenever it came, would be late. The evening drew on, and darkness fell, and still he had not come. Mrs. Bryce, who still felt languid from the heat, and from her recent headache, went to bed early. Randulf merely said he would have a smoke, and wait for Aglionby--the servants need not sit up; and presently all the household had retired. It grew so late that he knew he must be the only person waking beneath that roof. He sat in the house-place beside the open door, for the night was balmy as night could be, and the moon flooded the earth with her radiance. Randulf for the most part lay back in his easy-chair; his hands clasped behind his head, content to be silent and to dream. Once or twice he got up, and paced a...

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