The Silent Gate; A Voyage Into Prison

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byTighe Hopkins

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... AS IT FELL OUT. "SUPPOSE the plot should fail?" said Beatrice, her lip trembling. "If it should fail?" returned Centlivre. "But," he added immediately, "it will not fail!" "If it should?" she insisted. "Then," answered the other, "I will give myself up to justice." Beatrice gazed at the ring which Noriac had given her, the ring she had insisted on his placing there the day that he was tried, convicted, and sentenced as a forger. "Alas!" she replied, "that would not aid us. It would not help Noriac and me." Intense as was the emotion she displayed, her tone to Centlivre was cold, and her grey eyes shot darts at him, now of distrust and now of half-contempt. He sat handsome and quiet before her, in her room in the hotel in London. There was a coldness in his tone also, but something of deference went with it. "Shall we, then, go no further?" he asked. Beatrice did not answer, but put another question to him. "What am I to think of all that you have just said? Am I to consider that you have--that you have made a confession to me?" "I have confessed nothing--except this, that I have wronged both you and him." "You tried to induce me to marry you," said Beatrice, "knowing that I was pledged to him. I answered you as I should have done, and you said that I had not seen the last of you. Then, immediately almost, came his arrest and trial. Those who knew him best knew his innocence from the first. The day he was convicted you disappeared. That was four years ago; and you return to me now with this most strange proposal." "Which, apparently, you reject." "No," answered Beatrice, "I accept it." "And will face the dangers?" "Do I care for dangers? Give him to me again!" "I am here to risk myself for that," said Centlivre, as calmly as ever. "I spoke of your dangers,...

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... AS IT FELL OUT. "SUPPOSE the plot should fail?" said Beatrice, her lip trembling. "If it should fail?" returned Centlivre. "Bu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021737137X

ISBN - 13:9780217371377

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