This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images,
or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. REPARATION. Love give me
strength, And strength shall help afford. Romeo and Juliet. Left
once more to himself, Hugo, still greatly agitated by all he had
suffered that evening, found sleep impossible. True, even in the
midst of his shame and perplexity, he already felt something of the
relief of confession, but with the relief there was a bewildering
consciousness that this was only a brief pause, a sort of breathing
space, betwixt his confession and the certain results of his
wrong-doing. Another day, a few hours, and he might be a prisoner,
with another man's life under the protection of his strength of
purpose. A few hours, and he might be borne away from Mondisfield
for ever A few hours, and he might have looked his last on Joyce No
wonder that sleep refused to come to his excited brain. Wearily he
tossed to and fro on his pallet bed, weighing the probabilities of
the future, alternating between wild hopes and ghastly fears, and,
worse than all, haunted by the thought that Randolph's will might a
second time overpower his, a second time make him a traitor to his
conscience. Then he wandered back again to thoughts of Algernon
Sydney, and he wondered whether it would be possible to write to
him, tell him the whole truth, and ask his advice. Often in these
wretched weeks of waiting he had pondered the feasibility of such a
plan, but had always been debarred by the impossibility of not
writing such a letter as would betray his real character, and prove
him not to be Karl, the German lutist. And now, alas another
obstacle had arisen. He might write a letter in his own character,
but to do so would perchance involve Colonel Sydney in his
disgrace. At all costs he must not risk that, he must die in
silence rather than bring him into danger...
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