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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER m. 'Well, I am not
surprised that you should have passed your time delightfully here,
' said Lord Cadurcis to Lady Annabel, when they had entered the
villa; 'for I never beheld so delightful a retreat. It is even more
exquisite than your villa on the lake, of which George gave me so
glowing a description. I was almost tempted to hasten to you. Would
you have smiled on me ' he added, rather archly, and in a coaxing
tone. 'I am more gratified that we have met here, ' said Lady
Annabel. 'And thus, ' added Cadurcis. 'You have been a great
traveller since we last met?' said Lady Annabel, a Uttle
embarrassed. 'My days of restlessness are over, ' said Cadurcis. 'I
desire nothing more dearly than to settle down in the bosom of
these green hills as you have done.' 'This life suits Mr. Herbert,
' said Lady Annabel. Ho is fond of seclusion, and you know I am
accustomed to it.' 'Ah yes, ' said Cadurcis, mournfully. 'When I
was in Greece, I used often to wish that none of us had ever left
dear Cherbury; but I do not now.' 'We must forget Cherbury, ' said
Lady Annabel. 'I cannot: I cannot forgot her who cherished my
melancholy childhood. Dear Lady Annabel, ' he added in a voice of
emotion, and offering her his hand, 'forget all my follies, and
remember that I was your child, once as dutiful as you were
affectionate.' Who could resist this appeal? Lady Annabel, not
without agitation, yielded him her hand, which he pressed to his
lips. 'Now I am again happy, ' said Cadurcis; 'now we are all
happy. Sweetest of friends, you have removed in a moment the
bitterness of years.' Although lights were in the saloon, the
windows opening on the portico were not closed. The evening air was
soft and balmy, and though the moon had not risen, the distant
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