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byMary Wentworth Newman

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... your arrangements independently of me.' ' Work, she was impatiently beginning; but a glance at his set face warned her to say no more. She decided to let Nora find out his intention for herself. He would give way, perhaps, when alone with her. If he could withstand Nora, it was more than she could do. It was her pleasantest reflection that she had, the night before, been upon the verge of yielding to the young girl,s distress; and she now persuaded herself that she would have done so altogether in time. Could she have seen her son, with his arms flung out upon the table before him, and his face buried upon them, she would no longer have had any doubt upon one point. If Basil Lydesley looked a trifle paler and more worn than usual when they met at dinner, he soon made it manifest that he was not going to play the part of a love-lorn swain. It was an impromptu feast in honour of Nora,s coming into her fortune, and they did their best to be merry over it. Basil drew attention to Susan's reverential awe-stricken glances towards her, whenever she entered the room, challenging his mother to confess that she had been already dilating upon Nora,s future greatness. Vol. i. 10 Not to be outdone, Nora made all sorts of nonsense talk; and Mrs. Lydesley assisted to keep up the ball. Amongst other haphazard remarks, Basil inquired if Nora had any relatives living. ' No; Mr. Blair said nothing about it,, she returned; ' and I did not think of asking. The one thing was as much as my mind was capable of grasping at the moment., ' And that one thing was the money/ he thought, trying to harden his heart against her. But he was conscious that the discovery had not killed his love. He could command his looks and speech; he could prevent himself from showing any sign...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... your arrangements independently of me.' ' Work, she was impatiently beginning; but a glance at his set face warned her...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217419143

ISBN - 13:9780217419147

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