The Greatest of These

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byArchibald Marshall

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIII MRS. MERKOW AND CHARLES Mrs. Merkow and Charles talked together that night. Dr. Merrow had gone up to his study. His health had so much improved that he had taken with delight to an old habit that he had had to relinquish for some time, of reading sometimes far into the night. Charles had been silent as they had walked home together, but it must have done his heart good to hear his father's warm praises of the rectory family in general, and of Sylvia in particular. They were sitting at a corner of the dining-room table, on which refreshments were laid. Charles, who had been in a reverie, looked up to see his mother's eyes fixed upon him, with a look which he could not mistake. His own eyes dropped for a moment, and then he smiled at her and said: "Well, mother, I see you know my secret." "My dear boy," she said, "she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever seen. But you mustn't set your heart too much on her, till you know. I can't tell what difficulties may be in the way, but I am sure there will be some." "Till I know! " he repeated. "How can I know? And how can I help setting my heart on her." "I have heard--something" "You mean about Pangbourne. Ralph told me he wanted to marry her. I don't believe she cares for him a bit. She has never even mentioned him." She smiled inwardly at this, but took up another point. "If he told you that," she said, "in what way did he tell you? It might have been as a warning." "Oh, no! I have been very careful. I've no right to be anything else. He has no idea that I love her. Ah, I do, mother. You can't wonder at it, can you?" She felt as if he were a little boy again, coming to her with his secrets. "How do you mean," she asked, " that you have no right to be anything but careful?" "Well, what am I? I'v...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIII MRS. MERKOW AND CHARLES Mrs. Merkow and Charles talked together that night. Dr. Merrow had gone up to his study...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217798659

ISBN - 13:9780217798655

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