The golden barrier

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byAgnes Castle

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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.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII WATCHES OF THE NIGHT The plan elaborately arranged between Lady Adelaide and Isidore Blaise, at the Albany interview, was after all, simple in the extreme. All Blaise wanted (he had told his fair patroness) was his chance; and to that chance she had resolved to assist him. She had persuaded a willing intelligence and an atrophied conscience that, Magdalen's first matrimonial venture being a complete failure, the sooner its bonds were loosened the better it would be for the happiness of all parties. Nowadays, fortunately, nobody felt very severely on the subject of these sometimes quite unavoidable incidents. People who had foolishly made a conjugal mistake, and sensibly rectified it, were just as well received after as before--in the only society that counted. How iew even troubled to inquire which was divorcer, which divorcee. Denvers, everybody knew, had abandoned bis young wife. He was likely to reap little sympathy; and if, as Isidore now opined, he was revengefully on the lookout for a ground to repudiate her, why should he not be gratified, since it meant release for Magdalen from a most anomalous position? Things cou'd be managed very quietly; and the end would justify the means. Her poor dear child would further be provided with the husband whom the devoted aunt had always looked upon as the one suited, above all others, to fill her existence with bliss. And Magdalen need never know that it was not purely accident that had opened the door to opportunity. It had been arranged, therefore, between these two disinterested creatures, that Blaise was to profit of the confusion of a first night--and circumstances had served them far better than could have been anticipated--to hurry Magdalen out of the theatre, ostensibly leaving Lady Adelaide t...

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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.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII WATCHES OF THE NIGHT The plan elaborately arranged between Lady Adelaide and Isidore Blaise, at the Albany interview...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217627668

ISBN - 13:9780217627665

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