Better Than Life

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1891 - Dime novels - 328 pages
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Page 79 - Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!
Page 179 - Nobody complains except the Upholsterer. M. de Soulanges and M. de Ronquerolles and the rest are content ! When one thinks that if that cuirassier had been man enough to be killed with the rest of them, I should be snug at my Avonne gate at this day, and that he has turned me topsy-turvy till I don't know whether I am on my head or my heels...
Page 135 - What have you been doing? Where have you been all this time?
Page 33 - The original devil was expelled ; but straightway he returned with seven other devils, and the last state of the man was worse than the first.
Page 259 - ... Again Byng shook him by the hand warmly. "Well, Wallstein will give us a fat dinner to-night, and you can moralize with lime-light effects after the foie gras, Barry." Closing the door slowly behind his friend, whom he had passed into the hands of the dark-browed Krool, Byng turned again to his desk. As he did so he caught sight of his face in the mirror over the mantelpiece. A shadow swept over it; his lips tightened. "Barry was right," he murmured, scrutinizing himself.
Page 155 - He tried to take her hand again, but she drew it away, saying in deep confusion and without looking up :
Page 280 - There was no one in whom she could confide, no one to whom she could...
Page 107 - His eyes wandered round the room as if in search of some one, and then they fell on his wife, as she sat in the recess of the window.
Page 215 - He put his hand to his throat as if he were choking, as indeed he was.
Page 154 - I love you with all my heart and soul. I have never loved anything or anybody as much as I love you,

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