Old Dacres' Darling; A Novel

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byAnnie Thomas

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. SECOND SIGHT. Thottgh Belle is leaning on his arm, and Walter Larington is bending his head toward her with what looks like lover-like devotion, the conversation between the couple is not of an amatory nature. Walter has come to his love this evening rather out of a sense of expediency than at the dictates of desire. When he left his mother's drawing-room this afternoon because he either would not, could not, or dared not face Mrs. Victor Dacres, he had gone over to the Rectory chiefly on account of its being the only house to which he felt he could go without an effort immediately after his father's funeral. He knew that in that blessed circle, where no knowledge of his boyish escapades, and no suspicion of him lurked, he might be as silent, moody, and miserable as he pleased, without Mrs. Dacres being connected in their minds with his silenco, moods, and misery. He knew, moreover, that Belle was endowed with one of those temperaments so remarkable and rare in woman, which can submit without protest or annoyance to silence on the part of her sole companion, even when that sole companion chances to be the man in whom she may reasonably be supposed to be most interested in the world. The knowledge of these things had led him over to the Rectory, where he had passed a period of outward peace, though inwardly he was raging under a sense of the probability there was that Mrs. Victor Dacres was meanwhile implying, or insinuating, or suggesting something that would, in the f ulness of her own appointed time, be inimical to him, or to some one dear to him. Yet, though he was silent and suppressed by reason of his vaporous, cloudy dread of her, he could not hate the woman. He could only wish that she had not come into his path again. He could only ra...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. SECOND SIGHT. Thottgh Belle is leaning on his arm, and Walter Larington is bending his head toward her with what ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217262341

ISBN - 13:9780217262347

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