Held in bondage; or, Granville de Vigne. A tale of the day

Paperback | April 21, 2013

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ..." Alma rejected me!" answered poor Curly; all the unconscious dignity of sorrow was lent to his still girlish and Greek-like beauty, and a sadness strangely calm and deep for his gay insouciant character had settled in his blue eyee. " I offered her what few men would have thought it necessary to offer her, unprotected as she is. Yet she rejected me, though gently and tenderly, for she has nothing harsit in her. But sometimes we know a woman's refusal is not positive. I thought that perhaps (you have great influence over her) you could put this before her; persuade her at the least not to deny me all hope; plead my cause with her: ask her to let me wait? If it were even as long a Jacob for Rachel, I would bear it. I would try to be more worthy of her, to make her fonder of me. I would shake off the idleness and uselesness of my present life. I would gain a name that would do her honour. I would do anything, everything, if only she would give me hope! " He spoke fervently and earnestly; pale as death with the love that brought no joy! hia delicate girlish face stamped pitifully with the anguish of uncontrollable anxiety, yet with a new nobility upon it from the chivalric honour and high devotedness which Alma had awakened in him. He was silent--and De Vigne as well. De Vigne leaned against one of the windows of his bedroom, his face turned away from Curly, and his eyes fixed on the gay street below. Curlys words stirred him strangely; they revealed his own heart to hiid; they contrasted with such love as he had always known; they stung him with the thought, how much better sheltered from the storms of passion and the chill blasts of the world in Curly's bosom than in his own, would be this fragile and soft-winged little dove, now...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ..." Alma rejected me!" answered poor Curly; all the unconscious dignity of sorrow was lent to his still girlish a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217481736

ISBN - 13:9780217481731

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