The Fowler

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byBeatrice Harraden

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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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE HISTORIAN AGAIN Nora told her father that she had seen Theodore Bevan in town, but she did not add that she had been obliged to dismiss him. "Well, and did you find him as charming as ever?" her father said, ironically. "Father, I have never found him charming," Nora answered. "But I do think he has some kind of power which is irresistible." "It is not safe to admit to ourselves that any kind of influence is irresistible, unless we can be quite sure that it is of a beautiful and healthy nature," said her father; "and even then we have the right to guard our independence of spirit and our best individuality. We certainly ought not to allow ourselves to be swallowed up by other people's badness -- nor their goodness either." "But what is the history of life, except a record of irresistible influences either in the one direction or the other?" Nora said. "Quite so," he answered; " but that is no reason why we should go on adding pages to the unlovely chapters of the record." He paused for a moment, and lit another cigar. "I don't know what you feel about this Mr. Bevan," he said," because you have not confided in me -- and of course there was no reason why you should. But if you are being attracted to him unwillingly, and with any uneasy misgivings, and yet in the full belief that you cannot help yourself, my Nora, then I do urge you strongly to pull yourself up in time. It can be done, and certainly by you. It is only a question of being willing to make the effort." "You must not take too seriously what I've just said in passing," Nora answered, laying her hand on his arm. "I don't pretend to know what kind of influence a man like Bevan would have on another person," her father continued, "but on me he would have little or no effect. But that is no ...

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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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE HISTORIAN AGAIN Nora told her father that she had seen Theodore Bevan in town, but she did not add that she had been o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217759777

ISBN - 13:9780217759779

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