A Free Solitude by Alice PerrinA Free Solitude by Alice Perrin

A Free Solitude

byAlice Perrin

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... hours had followed--hours of lamentation, with tears so violent as to cause physical prostration. Claire's emotions were always concentrated. She enjoyed intensely; she mourned with equal poignance. But she knew nothing of the deeper happiness, nor of the long-drawn pain, of stronger natures. Katherine was well aware that the widow suffered genuinely and acutely, and she pitied the poor little broken creature; but she also knew that the suffering was as that of a flesh wound easily healed, not the dull ceaseless ache of a mortal injury. For days and nights did Claire pour out her remorse and repentance, blaming herself for her bl indness and indifference, yet vowing still that she had meant no harm--that throughout the old, careless days she had always, in her heart, appreciated George, and that never again could she laugh or be happy and light hearted. Katherine listened, and soothed, and comforted. Of her own grief she said little, which called forth a declaration from Claire that Kate must have a heart of stone; and this belief she reiterated till Katherine could have shaken her, though for the sake of the dear old man whom she missed and regretted with all her being, the girl controlled her impatience. It was a relief to her when business matters had to be faced, for Claire, ignorant, incapable Claire, had been left sole executrix of her husband's will, and, save Katherine, there was now no member of her own or Sir George's family to help her. Colonel Clifford had died in India; General Belvigne's other near relatives were scattered over the world; therefore his niece interviewed lawyers, examined papers, wrote letters innumerable. But all the time she was silently contemplating her own future. She anticipated that sooner or later Claire would begin t...
Title:A Free SolitudeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217665624

ISBN - 13:9780217665629