In Cupid's Chains, Or, A Slave for Life

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A.L. Burt, 1893 - 321 pages
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Page 314 - Love took up the harp of life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight.
Page 15 - ... If it is ever to be finished by me, the time will come when it will see the light again, in spite of us both." CHAPTER X. CHRISTIAN MURDOCH. As he was turning into the gate of the Works the next morning, a little lad touched him upon the elbow. " Mester," he said, " sithee, Mester, — stop a bit." He was out of breath, as if he had been running, and he held in his hand a slip of paper. "I thowt I should na ketch thee," he said,
Page 84 - Reproach me!' she exclaimed, looking up quickly; 'what right have you to reproach me?' " The question took me by surprise, for I certainly thought I had the best right in the world. " She put her hand to her throat as if she were choking, and said : ' If it were not for you, I should not be what I am'.
Page 149 - The ticking of the clock was the only sound in the room as the surviving members of the Halloran family looked at one another.
Page 283 - ... bear. Mrs. Barrett — the servants — what should I say to them — what explanation could I give ? " ' We might leave the place and the country, Mr. Will and I, after such a disgrace had befallen us ; ' that was what I thought as the stranger pushed me, trembling in every limb, into a seat. " ' Let us talk it over, and see what can be done,
Page 88 - I thank you, sir. When my lieutenant told me, a few moments prior to your arrival, of the disappearance of the guide, I immediately saw that I had to do with a spy. What you now report to me converts my suspicions into certainty. As you say, there is not a moment to lose, and I will at once think over the necessary arrangements.
Page 245 - I do not know what we should have done if he had refused ; but now we hold him and his prior too.
Page 156 - The room was at the back of the house, and overlooked a large lawn, divided from a field by an invisible fence.
Page 112 - His eyes met the fixed gaze of the earl's, and rested there, and he came forward and held out his hand.
Page 132 - ... done to earn so low an estimate of my character from you — that I am not to be trusted with the knowledge that a foolish girl had kissed my photograph. MRS. PARBURY. Nothing, dear; nothing. But I was jealous — furious. I am sorry. [She is half-turned from him. He smiles very kindly, and half makes a step forward as if to take her in his arms, then restrains himself.] You are very, very angry with me?

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