The story of Fordington hall by Gertrude ParsonsThe story of Fordington hall by Gertrude Parsons

The story of Fordington hall

byGertrude Parsons

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... Dae. Her father's state frightens Mary, I think. It is distressing." And so my call at the house ended; and the next day, about five in the afternoon, Mary Curtis arrived to be my guest for a fortnight. CHAPTER IX. STRANGE THOUGHTS. I soon found out that Mary Curtis knew a great deal more about ber father than it was good for her to know; and she had a feverish sort of interest in Joe, whom she had never seen. We visited Mrs. Wickham, and Mary heard him spoken of; and of course we could not disguise from her that we had a very high opinion of Joe's character as a man. When she spoke, as she did once, of the report of: the marriage with her uncle having really taken place, we stopped her by saying plainly, that we could not discuss a question which involved the possibility of her father having behaved less-honourably than he ought to have behaved. The-mere suspicion of. such a question made the whole subject an improper one for her to talk about. But Mary's thoughts were-not stopped if her Words were. She laboured under a fever for restitution, if restitution Whs necessary. She had triedhard to make her father examine evidence for him self. She Lad declared her unwillingness to ha the heiress of a property that possibly was detained unjustly from the right owner, and she had pleaded, for her own sake, that some legal investigation should be made of the whole question. "But what made you have these thoughts?" I asked, one day, when she had said, almost petulantly, that ehe was no longer a child; and that she was old enough to have a positive right to speak on matters in which she was so nearly interested. "I had these thoughts from my father himself, years ago,when he was angry with me, and said something'that-I have-never forgotten:"that I owed more: than ...
Title:The story of Fordington hallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217897797

ISBN - 13:9780217897792