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1881 Excerpt: ...in the least curious about people's thoughts," she
answered, picking a few hairbells that grew among the ivy on the
old wall. "But don't you think we should join papa?" "He told me to
say that they would go slowly on towards the station, and that we
might take our time." Frank looked over the wall. "There they are
already on the bridge," he added. "But may I tell you my thoughts?"
Una turned her face away from him, and watched her loving parents
walking slowly along the chain bridge. "Certainly. Mr. Keenly, if
you wish to do so," sha answered, while her face became cold and
her heart beat violently. "I was thinking, Miss Montgomery," said
he--with his right arm resting upon the old wall, and his head
inclined forward, looking in passionate admiration at Una's fine
profile as she leaned upon the outer wall, and continued to gaze
downward--"I was thinking that I could willingly throw myself down
from this tower to the rocky road below did you but command me.
"Then since I am anxious to preserve the life of a friend, I shall
refrain from making the eccentric request. You may consider
yourself saved, Mr. Keenly." "Pardon me, Miss Montgomery; but the
one great wish, the only wish of my heart, is to become something
more than a friend to you." "That can nev--" "But you will hear
me," said Frank, interrupting her. "No sinner so low but he may
petition his God. Una Montgomery, you are my god. As a little girl
at Esmond, I loved you, and my heart silently claimed you as my
future partner. During the years of your absence I counted the
hours, the days, and the years until the time of your probable
return--the shadow of another woman never for a single in...
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