Left alone, or, The fortunes of Phillis Maitland

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byFrancis Carr

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. ALONE NO MORE. In a small but comfortable sitting-room, overlooking the King's Road, at Brighton, sat Phillis Carrington. It was a stormy afternoon, early in December; the sea was rough and tempest-swept, and wild scuds of wind and rain came dashing against the window. The prospect out of doors was not inviting; and Phillis had turned her back upon it, and was sitting by the fire, her head on her hand, and an unread novel on her knee. The November fogs in London had been unusually trying, and Phillis, whose throat and chest were not of the strongest, had been suffering for the last three weeks from what the doctor, whom her husband insisted on her consulting, called a 'bronchial affection.' He recommended a week or two of Brighton air as the best cure; and thither Mrs. Carrington, much against her will, had been brought. The Lion escorted her there, and settled her in lodgings with a maid; returning to town the same day himself, as he could not leave his business. It was four-and-twenty hours since her husband had left her, and Phillis felt lonely and sad. At first she had thought that she might find it almost a relief to be separated from him for a short time; for since the unfortunate episode of the sketch, their intercourse had become more constrained than ever, their manner to each other more forced and formal than before; both were too evidently ill at ease and unhappy. But now that she was away from him, she forgot all the discomfort, the misunderstanding, the want of harmony that spoilt their married life; she only felt how dear her husband had become to her, how blank and empty were the hours, with no thought of his return to cheer them. She was not to see him again for a fortnight; how should she get through the days? What might not...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. ALONE NO MORE. In a small but comfortable sitting-room, overlooking the King's Road, at Brighton, sat Phillis Ca...

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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217501796

ISBN - 13:9780217501798

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