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Birds of Prey, by the Author of 'Lady Audley's Secret' (Paperback) Loot Price: R384
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Birds of Prey, by the Author of 'Lady Audley's Secret' (Paperback): Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Birds of Prey, by the Author of 'Lady Audley's Secret' (Paperback)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...crept close to Diana, and with a half-frightened, half-caressing movement, seated herself on the low ottoman at her feet, and, seated thus, possessed herself of Miss Paget's cold hand. "I want you to like Mr. Hawkehurst a little, Di," she repeated, "for my sake." "Very well, I will try to like him a little--for your sake," answered Miss Paget in a very unsympathetic tone. "0, Di tell me how it was he offended you." "Who told you that he offended me?" "Your own manner, dear. You could never have been so cold and distant with him--having known him so long, and endured so many troubles in his company--if you had not been deeply offended by him." "That is your idea, Charlotte; but, you see, VOL. III. M I am very unlike you. I am fitful and capricious. I used to like Mr. Hawkehurst, and now I dislike him. As to offence, his whole life has offended me; just as my father's life has offended me, from first to last. I am not good and amiable and loving, like you; but I hate deceptions and lies; above all, the lies that some men traffic in day after day." "Was Valentine's--was your father's life a very bad one?" Charlotte asked, trembling palpably, and looking up at Miss Paget's face with anxious eyes. "Yes, it was a mean, false life, --a fife of trick and artifice. I do not know the details of the schemes by which my father and Valentine earned their daily bread--and my daily bread; but I know they inflicted loss upon other people. Whether the wrong done was always done deliberately and consciously upon Valentine's part, I cannot say. He may have been only a tool of my father's. I hope he was, for the most part, an unconscious tool." She said all this in a dreamy way, as if uttering her own thoughts, rather than seeking to enlighten Charlotte. "I am sure...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-33715-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-33715-X
Barcode: 9781150337154

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