The secret of Ashton manor house by Eliza KerrThe secret of Ashton manor house by Eliza Kerr

The secret of Ashton manor house

byEliza Kerr

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. THE END OF THE MYSTERY. HE broken, gasping sentences ceased. The old woman sank back again upon her pillows, but her trembling hand was stretched out still, as if in mute appeal. Marjorie knelt down by the side of the chair, and clasped that trembling hand closely in her own. "I do forgive you, fully and freely," she answered gently, and then she leaned over and kissed the brow of her father's wife--of the woman who had driven her out from her home, and treated her so cruelly years ago. There was silence in the room for a minute; then the low, quavering voice began again: "When you had gone, Marjorie, and taken the child, your sister, with you, I was startled. I did not think you would really run away. I wanted you to stay, so that I might taunt you day by day, and annoy you, and break your spirit.--I never meant to leave you or your sister a penny of your father's money--I wanted to hold it as a threat over your head, that in the hope of sometime obtaining it for yourself and Nettie you would submit to my cruelty.--When you fled all my plans were overthrown.--My pleasure was taken from me. I could not now watch your daily torture, and finally crown it all by leaving your money to some institution.--True, I could still leave the money as I wished, but half the pleasure was gone when I could not witness your defeat. I meant to have given it all away during my lifetime, and before your eyes, retaining the Manor House only until my death.--I knew you would not marry or try to help yourself in any way until Nettie was grown up.--Her mother had left her to you, and such was your disposition.--But when you fled I was totally dismayed.--And you had taken the child also, so that I had no rod to hold over you.--The day after you had...
Title:The secret of Ashton manor houseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217766005

ISBN - 13:9780217766005