The Curse of Intellect

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byLady Gwendolen Cecil

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. The next morning, as I sat at breakfast, Mary again came in. She held a somewhat bulky letter in her hand. She put it down by me, saying--"Please, Colin, give this to Mr Power." I made no reply. I went on with my breakfast in ostentatious calm. She, unlike herself, fidgeted round the room for a time, then came back to my side, broke open the letter, and said gravely--"He must have the letter, Colin. Eead it. You will see it is right he should have it." I knew from the beginning she must have her way, if she stuck to it, and with a sigh read as I was told. There is no need to give the contents in full. She told of her dream, and prayed Power to change his life; prayed him to leave companionship with the Beast, and use his wealth to good purpose. "You will give it, Colin?" "Yes." "And soon?" "Now, after breakfast." She kissed me and walked away. She still looked sad, poor girl, and weary. I guessed she had not slept after leaving me, but had spent the night writing. How much had she written, before content 1 About twelve I walked over to Power's. Power was still at breakfast. The Beast sat at a distant table opening letters and writing replies. Something exceptional in my expression must have struck Power, for he said, soon after I had seated myself--"If you wish to say anything to me, say it now. I never leave my friend." "But" "But, as I told you, I never leave my friend. Doubtless he would go if I asked him, but I cannot ask him. You must treat him as myself, as my alter ego. Yes," he smiled slightly, "my alter ego." Without a word I put Mary's letter into his hands. He read it through slowly and carefully If possible, the weary hopelessness of his expression deepened as he perused it. "Thirty years," sighed he,--" after thirty years!" He too...

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. The next morning, as I sat at breakfast, Mary again came in. She held a somewhat bulky letter in her hand. She put...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077714

ISBN - 13:9780217077712

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