The Strange Story Of My Life (the Colonel's Daughter); A Novel

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byJohn Strange Winter

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE INFLUENCE OF ONE PERSON. Undoubtedly my mother-in-law was a woman of very strong character and of dominant will, for although she did not write to my husband, nor did he further communicate with her, she yet contrived to exercise a very great influence over our lives. I saw all the letters which Eddy wrote to his own people on the subject of our marriage. In answering Lord Clovelly's congratulations and in thanking him for his extremely handsome present to us, or rather to me, for he had expressed a wish that Eddy should buy me a present with the hundred pounds which he had sent, my husband had taken the opportunity not exactly of singing my praises, but of putting a word in season which would tend to prepossess his uncle in my favor. I must confess that I blushed a little as I read his words. He spoke of my extreme youth, of my simplicity of mind, manners and habits, and wound up by a description of my father's utter sacrifice of self on the altar of duty. It was a letter of which any woman in the world must have been proud, and I felt after it had gone that Lord Clovelly at least would be proof against any insinuations as to my being an adventuress. Perhaps it was foolish of me, but that horrid word simply stuck in my throat. I could not forget it, it seemed to meet me at every turn. "But surely," I thought, when I had read Eddy's letter to the end, "his uncle will understand that no woman who is really an adventuress could inspire a man to write such a letter concerning her." After many weeks had gone by, however, he heard again from Lord Clovelly, not a letter purposely concerning me, but one on general topics such as he was in the habit of occasionally writing to him. At the end it said, "I am very sorry to find that your mother is so bitte...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE INFLUENCE OF ONE PERSON. Undoubtedly my mother-in-law was a woman of very strong character and of dominant will, for...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217373429

ISBN - 13:9780217373425

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