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Story of a Sin Volume 1; A Sketch (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Story of a Sin Volume 1; A Sketch (Paperback): Helen Mathers

Story of a Sin Volume 1; A Sketch (Paperback)

Helen Mathers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ... dear to her than life, for which her heart plained night and day like a sobbing sick child in its deserted cradle.... "Kill me, mistress," said Janet, half looking up, and seeing that terrible face above her, those uplifted hands clenched as in act to strike. "Kill you " cried the mother, --"one short, fierce pang, and all over; and for me--for me.... God may forgive you " she broke out, with that old, deathless cry of the broken-hearted, "but I never will " The woman at her feet trembled under the sound of that voice, even more terrible in reality than in her dreams--then her hand went up to what looked like a string of dull-coloured knotted rags round her throat, and clutched them fast. "If you'd come five minutes later," she said slowly, " I'd ha' been past your forgiveness, --they're tired of watching me, and left me alone half-an-hour--I was tying the ends o' this to the bed when I heard steps.... I'd ha' faced death willing rather than ha' faced you. P'raps if you'd found me dead, you'd ha' found a word of pity to say in ears as couldn't hear...." "There's no pity in my heart," said her mistress, in a dull, hard tone. "You had none when you killed it.... my little baby...." "Mistress " cried Janet, in anguish, "why wasn't that in your voice when I put the baby in your arms first? You thrust it away, and said you hated it, because it looked at you with its father's eyes.... and if you iver took it to your breast in love, 'twas when I was not by to see.... an' when I asked you to let me take it to my own people you never said me nay, but let it go wi'out a kiss or a look.... but when it was gone you missed it, an' its little ways came back on you like an old tu...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Helen Mathers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-03393-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-03393-7
Barcode: 9781154033939

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