The clutch of circumstance

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D. Appleton and Company, 1908 - Fiction - 385 pages
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Page 396 - With illustrations by Fletcher C. Ramson, and inlay cover. " It is a story that proves how, in some cases, the greatest harm a rich man may do his children, is to leave them his money. "A strong, wholspme story of contemporary American...
Page 158 - Confused in mind about everything, except the main chance — its own preservation — it survived from year to year, from month to month, from day to day, by...
Page 396 - The two important characters are unique — a divorced pair who meet later, after the woman has developed magnificently; and the romance which ensues gives the book a luminous side.
Page 54 - I have done those things that I ought not to have done, and I have left undone those things that I should have done, and there is no health in me...
Page 395 - ... is brightly told, replete with the wit and sparkle and charm that invests everything Mr. Chambers writes. It is a delightful sojourn among people one could wish to know."— Kansas City Star. " It is written with a freshness and vigor that cannot be too much appreciated and praised." — Salt Lake Tribune. " It is the best story Mr. Chambers has ever written.
Page 343 - Jurors look upon the defendant — defendant look upon the jury. How say you, Mr. Foreman — Guilty or Not Guilty?
Page 215 - She wants you to come and see her — as soon as you can.
Page 78 - ... the other, as if to make sure they were properly attached to his person.
Page 70 - Lawrence turned ; her face was very close to his, her hair brushed his cheek, but she did not look at him ; her eyes were on the picture of the young guardsman. " I believe you have a heart,
Page 16 - London again, he could take up his life where he had left it. He determined finally to put off his decision until the morning, and at last fell into a troubled sleep.

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