Holy Orders; The Tragedy Of A Quiet Life

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byMarie Corelli

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI A MOMENT'S silence followed. She looked at him and smiled. Her eyes, large and luminous, seemed to hold strange thoughts and memories mirrored in their wells of living light. "Men are proverbially ungrateful," she said at last, her voice breaking the stillness with a charm of honey-sweet sound, "And you are no exception to the rule, Mr. Everton! You would rather have died than owe anything to me, you say? Well, as it happens, you owe everything to me;--everything that makes you known to the world! Ever since Dan murdered your wife I have pitied you in your loneliness at Shadbrook--and I have tried to help you on in all the best ways I could think of. I have striven to fill your life and make you forget your grief in ambition. I knew you were a clever man and a good man,--and that both your cleverness and goodness were lost in the wretched little village where your lot is cast. When you preached for the first time after your wife's death, I had a special representative of the press sent down to hear you; your sermon was reported in quite a dozen newspapers, and that was the beginning of the 'boom.' It has been very successful so far,--you are named everywhere as one among the few great preachers of the day,--your influence is widening,--your theories are quoted and admired, but,--if you are tired of your growing celebrity, it can be easily stopped,--one word from me, and neither the press nor the world will know you any more!" As she spoke she clenched her hand and unclenched it again as though she allowed some worthless thing to fall to the ground. He looked full at her. "Speak that word then! " he said,--" And without delay! I would prefer never to preach again than be degraded by the thought that you are at work to make my preaching known! I...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI A MOMENT'S silence followed. She looked at him and smiled. Her eyes, large and luminous, seemed to hold strange th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488528

ISBN - 13:9780217488525

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