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Chandos (Volume 2); A Novel (Paperback) Loot Price: R307
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Chandos (Volume 2); A Novel (Paperback): Ouida

Chandos (Volume 2); A Novel (Paperback)


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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... save on the spur of such irritation; their effect was like a spell. The flush that was like the scarlet depth of a crimson camellia covered her face in an instant, her eyes darkened with a tremulous emotion that swiftly altered to the blaze of wrath, her lips trembled, her whole form changed under the sudden change of thought; the shame of love came to her for the first moment, as the lips of another man spoke it; she had been wholly unconscious of it before. She was seeking him as devotees sought the Holy Grail, as a stray bird seeks the only hand that has ever caressed and sheltered it. The word or the meaning of passion had never been uttered to her till now. An intense horror consumed her, --horror of herself, horror of her companion; she shuddered where she stood in the hot air, but the proud instinct of her nature rose to sustain herself, to defend Chandos. "You mistake, signore," she said, with a calm that for the moment awed him. "He whom I seek, I seek because he is my only friend, --my only sovereign lord; because my debt to him is a debt so vast, a debt of life itself that life can never pay. He was never negligent of me, --never; he was but too good, too generous, too gentle." He looked at her, perplexed and incensed. He vaguely felt that he was in error; but he was distant as ever from the truth. All he knew was that he had never, in the whole range of courts, seen loveliness that could compete with the face and form of this young seller of the Tuscan lilies. "Forgive me," he murmured, eagerly; "I meant no offence. Only to look on you is sufficient to" "You said you would tell me where he is." She spoke very low, but her lips were set. She began to mistrust him. "I will; but hear me first. He whom you talk of is very poor; he is no longer young;...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Ouida
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-23874-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-23874-1
Barcode: 9781154238747

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