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Colonel Enderby's Wife, by Lucas Malet (Paperback) Loot Price: R371
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Colonel Enderby's Wife, by Lucas Malet (Paperback): Mary St Leger Harrison
Colonel Enderby's Wife, by Lucas Malet (Paperback): Mary St Leger Harrison

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Colonel Enderby's Wife, by Lucas Malet (Paperback)

Mary St Leger Harrison

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. PHILIP ENDEBBY FINDS HIS WAY HOME. In a sense it may be said that suffering supplies its own antidote. Nature, forced beyond a legitimate point of endurance, reacts upon herself, and takes refuge in callousness or insensibility. Certain it is that when the last few searching yet illuminated moments of his interview with his wife were over, Philip Enderby fell into a condition of singular mental apathy. He was still conscious, it is true, of being bowed down by the weight of a heavy tribulation; but his perception of the extent of that tribulation became indistinct; his sense of the situation was deadened. His misery was no longer active, full of force and energy: but dull and slow, as the sob of the dying storm when the morning breaks dim and sullen over turgid sea and wreckstrewn shore, where the tempest beat out the madness of its fury through the long nigbt. He went back to his room, sat down near the open window; and stared, with sad, fixed eyes, out over the tennis-lawn--on which robins and starlings hopped to and fro, searching for worms in the moist grass, --to the meadow, with its great stag-headed chestnut trees, that raised their ragged branches towards the pensive blue-grey sky. Exhausted with excitement and his night of watching, the Colonel, after a brief period of semi-consciousness, slept. He dreamed that he stood once more in the glaring Italian sunshine, on the terrace of the Villa Mortelli. Jessie, in her simple, light cotton dress, was beside him--brilliant, merry, smiling, her arms full of great red roses. She wanted something which he was powerless to give her, and coaxed and pleaded with him in pretty, laughing, childlike fashion.--And then, somehow, the scene changed. She had got Bertie Ames's monkey in her arms instead of...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Mary St Leger Harrison
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65681-1
Barcode: 9781150656811
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-65681-6

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