The Sinners' Syndicate

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCoralie Stanton

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE NETS OF THE LAW. When Iris Wooldridge again found herself in her boudoir at Chesterfield Gardens about an hour afterwards, she was a changed woman. In the last hour she had lived through a lifetime. Even now she could not bring herself to believe what she had seen. It was all like some ugly dream. Her senses had deceived her; there could not exist such falseness, such treachery in the world. And yet, with her own eyes, she had seen. Even ignorance, foolish, fatuous faith would have been better than this, for there was nothing solid or substantial left in the universe--truth, and love, and honour, and faith had crumbled away beneath her, and she stood dazed and confounded amidst the ruins. She had taken this undignified course, played the ignoble game of spy, listened to the voice of that anonymous letter, and she had hated and despised herself all the time for doing it; the idea was repulsive to her; it was against all her natural inclinations. Someone, from malice or jealousy, had chosen to try and disturb her faith in her lover, and she had been weak enough to listen to that voice. That was what she told herself, in bitter self-reproach, as she drove with her maid to Charing Cross Station on that sultry June evening, feeling like a criminal, hiding her face, afraid lest someone should see her and shame her. Yet she argued with herself, even then, that the circumstances were abnormal and that she was justified. The meeting outside the St. Monica's this afternoon, Mrs. Vernon's words, her cruel suggestion and warning, and then, most powerful reason of all, her conversation with Sir Adrian and the terrible news he had given her--surely all these things combined, and coming, as they did, almost simultaneously, justified an unusual course on he...

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE NETS OF THE LAW. When Iris Wooldridge again found herself in her boudoir at Chesterfield Gardens about an hour a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021710603X

ISBN - 13:9780217106030

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