The Lead of Honour

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byNorval Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE GARDEN OF SHADOWS They drove home in the fast-gathering dusk. The sun was gone, but through the breaks in the trees a gorgeous after-glow was illumining the skies. Mountains of clouds were piled up, bank upon bank, until the broad sweep of heavens was filled with pinnacles of deep rose, each vying with the other in more majestic composition. When they had reached the house the colour had faded; the bright light from the windows streamed out across the doorway; the magnolia grove was slumbering in the peaceful summer night. Natalia stepped within the hall, where the candles were burning cheerily and the savoury odours of supper came from the dining room, and smiled wistfully upon them all. "You go with them, Morgan," she said, a weary note in her voice as she stood with his arm about her. "All of you have a good time at supper--but let me go to my room. You will not mind, dear?" She looked up at him yearningly. "I believe I would be a little happier alone--for a while," she ended, turning away. Judge Houston followed her to the steps, detaining her hand in his. "Natalia," he said, in a lowered voice. "Everything is all right with you? You are happy again?" She smiled into his eyes a little sadly. "Yes, I am very happy, Uncle Felix. Only--it is so different a happiness from what I used to know. It seems a deeper, a more meaning thing than I have ever felt before. That is why I want to be alone. You understand, don't you?" The old gentleman pressed her hand. "Will you come down again?" he asked, after a moment's pause. "Sargent is coming out here tonight. I should like for him to see you." Natalia's eyes deepened and she came closer to him. "I am glad, so--so glad, he is coming," she said thoughtfully. "Yes--I shall come...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII THE GARDEN OF SHADOWS They drove home in the fast-gathering dusk. The sun was gone, but through t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217956211

ISBN - 13:9780217956215

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