Madame; A Novel

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byFrank Lee Benedict

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tened on Madelaine's face ; a half-smile parted his lips, but the features were already set and rigid--Bolton Wargrave was dead. CHAPTER XLVIII. WHAT THE END BROUGHT. ROM the time of his return, Seaforth seemed content to occupy the position he had held toward Hilda in the old days, before he ventured--on that ill-omened night which looked so far away to the girl when she recalled it-- to put his heart into words. A brother could not have been kinder or more considerate than he was now, but he treated her exactly as a brother might have done. Seaforth loved her no longer--of that Hilda felt convinced. She had worn out his affection--thrown it away--and could not have it back now that she had learned its value. Perhaps some other had taken her place! This was a thought so full of jealous pain that Hilda strove to get away from it, even while assuring herself that she was considering the probability calmly and gravely, and would make ready to love Charley's new object of tenderness very dearly, if only he would confide in her. She deserved the fate she had brought upon herself. She told her heart this humiliating truth over and over, but it did not seem in the least to soothe her pain, any more than her indignation at finding she could be so unwomanly as to cherish the dream which Charley had forgotten, helped to subdue it. After all, she was more restless than unhappy, according to the habit of her age. Life could never look very gloomy to her while she had Madelaine. Hilda always called her thus, declaring that her motive therefor was because it seemed ridiculous to call anybody who looked so young by the name of "mother." But Madelaine knew of a better cause, and was content. "You see, dear," Hilda had said at the first, "it might hurt poor little Kate...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tened on Madelaine's face ; a half-smile parted his lips, but the features were already set and rigid--Bolton Wargrave was d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217860648

ISBN - 13:9780217860642

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