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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...any other person, as it was
done so much more neatly and thoroughly; and he appeared amply
repaid for this apparent generosity by the grateful thanks which
were poured out to him. Before he left, he again urged the
necessity of having the clothes at the store at eleven o'clock.
Soon after he had left, Mrs. Hart returned, and, when her daughters
communicated to her the fact that Mr. T had called, and his
generous offer, they were surprised to notice that she did not
receive the intelligence with any appearance of pleasure. In truth,
some thoughts flashed across her mind, to which she did not then
choose to give utterance, lest she might do injustice to a kind and
generous man; but, before she determined to accept of any further
assistance from him, she made up her mind to institute such
inquiries as would enable her to discover any sinister ends he
might have in view. To this end, she determined to carry home the
next work herself, and she thought she could judge by his treatment
of her, whether he was sincere in his profession of friendship.
Accordingly, on the following morning, she proceeded to Mr. T 's
store, who was engaged at the time in earnest conversation with the
same young men who have been noticed there before. As he did not
know Mrs. Hart, never having seen her before, he bade her, gruffly,
wait a few minutes, and, without paying any further attention to
her, he proceeded in his conversation with his customers. This was
carried on in low, whispered tones; but she could not avoid hearing
a word now and then, and the few words she did hear were sufficient
to attract her most earnest attention. Her surprise may be imagined
when she heard the names of Maria and Emily frequently mentioned in
terms of coarse adulation, but coupled...
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