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(without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER XXIX. NEW EVIDENCE. Elwood accompanied Joseph to the
prison where he was obliged to spend the night, and was allowed to
remain with him until Mr. Pinkerton (who was endeavoring to reach
Philip by telegraph) should arrive. Owing to Rachel Miller's
forethought, the bare room was sufficiently furnished. There was a
clean bed, a chair or two, and a table, upon which stood a basket
of provisions. "I suppose I must eat," said Joseph, "asa matter of
duty. If you will sit down and join me, El wood, I will try." "If I
could have that fellow Spenham by the throat for a minute," Elwood
growled, "it would give me a good appetite. But I will take my
share, as it is: I never can think rightly when I'm hungry. Why,
there is enough for a picnic sandwiches, cold chicken, pickles,
cakes, cheese, and two bottles of coffee, as I live Just think that
we're in a hotel, Joseph It's all in one's notion, leastways for a
single night; for you can go where you like to-morrow " "I hope
so," said Joseph, as he took his seat. Elwood seb the provisions
before him, but he did not touch them. After a moment of hesitation
he stretched out his hand and laid it on Elwood's shoulder. "Now,
old boy " Elwood cried: "I know it. "What you mean is unnecessary,
and I won't have it " "Let me speak " "I don't see why I should,
Joseph. It's no more than 1 guessed. She didn't love me: you were
tolerably near together once, and if you should now come nearer--"
But lie could not finish the sentence; the words stuck in his
throat. "Great Heaven " Joseph exclaimed, starting to his feet;
"what are you thinking of? Don't you see that Lucy Henderson and I
are parted forever by what has happened to-day? Didn't you hear her
say that she overcame the tenderness which might have become love,
as I overcame m...
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