Red Diamonds by Justin MccarthyRed Diamonds by Justin Mccarthy

Red Diamonds

byJustin Mccarthy

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... part, and converted the lower part into a herbarium. Lisbeth, an elderly woman from the farm, who shared her mistress's tastes and much of her knowledge, looked after the shop under Mrs. Borringer's supervision, while Lydia attended the Culture College. All were supremely happy. CHAPTER XVI NEW MYSTERIES The days went on and on, and Gerald was a frequent visitor at the College of Culture, and Rupert Granton was still more often there. Gerald was beginning to discover for himself what many a man had discovered before him, that the possession of wealth is by no means a guarantee of tranquillity. Gerald Aspen was undoubtedly rich--at least, he was to be rich in a few months--but undoubtedly he was not tranquil. On the contrary, he felt himself growing more uneasy, more restless, more irritable daily. The fault, however, of the changed condition did not lie directly with the expected fortune. Only indirectly had his inheritance caused him any change of spirit. It was because that inheritance had for the first time made him aware of the existence on the habitable globe of a young woman named Fidelia that Aspen was occasionally tempted to gird at his affluence in the spirit of a new Timon. For, to tell the truth, Aspen was beginning to find that his thoughts dwelt daily more and more upon the image of Fidelia Locke. Hers was a very delightful image to dwell upon, and, so far at least, Aspen had no just cause for complaint or self-tormenting. But the more Gerald thought of Fidelia the more also he convinced himself that he was acting very foolishly in allowing himself to think so incessantly of her, and the more he convinced himself of his folly the more also did he persist in his folly. He frankly admitted to himself that the more he saw of Fidelia the more he ...
Title:Red DiamondsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217040152

ISBN - 13:9780217040150