A Resemblance; And Other Stories by Clare Benedict

A Resemblance; And Other Stories

byClare Benedict

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... because he is dead? If I died, would you--" She broke off, and then began again: "He had no right to cut you off--to threaten you with it, that is--it meant ruin to us--and you had done nothing wrong--it was only a sick man's whim. No one was nearer than you--no one had been so true--no one deserved it so!" "Don't say that," he groaned. "I shall say it as long as I live!" Her voice electrified the man; he glanced at her in dazed surprise. His glance became a stare. Her beauty startled him, just as it had startled Lorimer by its weird unearthliness. The woman straightened herself; a faint pink had come into her cheeks. "Al, I have thought what we could do," she continued, tremulously. "We could go out west, where no one knows us. There is plenty of room there, and chances. You are so clever at farming, and I should love to work. We could leave nearly all the money to--a hospital, or something at home. We could begin again at the beginning." "We can't bring back our boy." The woman grew very white. "I can't bear that," she said. He turned on her in unreasoning rage. "No, you can't bear that, and I can't bear other things. Your eternal cringing to me--it sickens me--it maddens me. Why can't you pluck up a little spirit? I 've been a brute to you for six years--I 've been a brute to you. Don't you know it?" She was shaking now uncontrollably, but she threw him a stubborn glance. "You have never been that," she protested. "Never, even when you weren't yourself." A sudden revulsion of feeling swept across the man; he caught his wife's hand in his. "Don't tremble so, Flo," he said, miserably. She looked up in eager surprise, but the look told against her again. It recalled the terrible likeness--the likeness he was trying not to see. He dropped her hand with an exclama...

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Title:A Resemblance; And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217342124

ISBN - 13:9780217342124

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