Josselyn's Wife

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byKathleen Thompson Norris

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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. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII Who did do it? The question burned like a fever in Ellen's veins, and her passionate determination to answer it swept all lesser consideration from her mind. George, amazed at her sudden energy and vitality, could only be glad that this unexpected stimulus had come to her at this particular time. Her whole manner changed: her air in the court-room was newly dignified and resolute, and although her devotion to Gibbs had never failed him, she poured into it now so convincing a flood of hope and determination that she could not but affect him. Her attitude to him, George and Mary to a great degree, and the world to a lesser one, found infinitely touching and wonderful. She could face anything now. Somebody, other than Gibbs, had fired that shot. And she was Gibbs's wife, and she was free to search, and hunt, and study the strange facts surrounding old Thomas Josselyn's death, until somehow, somewhere, her hand fell upon the thread that should lead her to the truth. Her simple faith that the truth must come to light helped them all. It helped her through the dark hours when, still heartsick over the bitter arraignment of the District Attorney, and exhausted after the strain of the last terrible weeks, she and George and Gibbs sat waiting, hour after hour, for the verdict. The five hours had seemed as many years to Ellen, but she never lost her newer, deeper hope for the future. George had warned them what to expect; every event of the trial had warned them. Ellen knew that George was already desperately seeking for some technicality upon which to demand a new trial. "If we could find someone who saw Gibbs on that walk that night!" George said. "We will!" Ellen assured him confidently. "Gibbs," she added, tightening the hand that lay over his own,...

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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. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII Who did do it? The question burned like a fever in Ellen's veins, and her passionate determination to answer it s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217497241

ISBN - 13:9780217497244

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