One Man's View

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byLeonard Merrick

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII She approached -- their gaze met -- he had bowed, and passed her. Perhaps it had lasted a second, the mental convulsion in which he looked in her eyes; he did not know. He found a seat and sank into it, staring at the sky and sea, actually conscious of nothing but her nearness. He could not tell whether it was despair or rejoicing that beat in him; he knew nothing but that the world had swayed, that life was in an instant palpitating and vivid -- that he had seen her! Then he knew that in the intensity of emotion that shook him, body and brain, there was a thrill of joy, inexplicable but insistent. But when he rose at last, he dreaded that he might see her again. He did not see her till evening, when he drew back at the door of the saloon as she came out. His features were imperturbable now, and betrayed nothing, though her own, before her head drooped, were piteous in appeal. Heriot noted that she looked pale and ill, and that she wore a black dress with crape on it. He wondered whether she had lost her father or her aunt. Next morning he understood that it must be her father, for he saw her sitting inertly beside Mrs. Baines against the bulwark. So Dick Cheriton was dead! He had once been fond of Dick Cheriton. The stranger in the black frock had once slept in his arms, and bore his name! . . . The sadness of a lifetime weighed on his soul. He perceived that she shunned him by every means in her power. But they were bound to meet; and then the same look would flash across her face that he had seen at the foot of the companion-way; its supplication and abasement wrung him. They were bound to meet. Horrible as the continual encounters grew, in the reading-room, on deck, or below, their lines crossed a dozen times between breakfast and eleven o'clock...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII She approached -- their gaze met -- he had bowed, and passed her. Perhaps it had lasted a second, the mental convulsion ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217267831

ISBN - 13:9780217267830

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