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Wise as a Serpent, by J.A. St. John Blythe (Paperback) Loot Price: R434
Discovery Miles 4 340
Wise as a Serpent, by J.A. St. John Blythe (Paperback): Sophie Frances F. Veitch

Wise as a Serpent, by J.A. St. John Blythe (Paperback)

Sophie Frances F. Veitch

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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. 1869. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE SWORD DESCENDS. Edgar Darryll's answers to his wife's eager enquiries, on his return from Riverston, worked a wonderful change in all her sentiments, for the time. Her indignation against both Pauline Lisle and Guy was unbounded. Whatever her own treatment of Maud Vernon might be, she had no idea of any one else failing in duty to her. "I never heard of anything so utterly disgraceful. How can Guy have dared to bring such a discredit on his family name?" "He has done that, with a vengeance," replied her husband. "I declare," Isabel exclaimed, "I shall never like to show my face in the county again." "You forget that the real state of the case is by no means generally known, Isabel." "It will all come out, you may depend upon it; and you see it places me in a most awkward position. Maud is known to be my great friend, and at the same time Pauline Lisle is considered my friend also; and it will not be at all clear what part I may have had in the transaction. What an artful designing girl that is. She has just pretended friendship for me in order to serve her own' purposes. It is really a most unpleasant position for me, Edgar." "Don't you think that for the present moment Maud's position is of more consequence?" asked her husband, drily. "Yes, of course. I had not for a moment forgotten that; but one can't help thinking of things. My dear, dear Maud Oh, Edgar how can I tell her what has happened?" "No one wants you to do so." "Indeed; but I intend to see her myself. I am the proper person to speak to her about it. "No, Isabel," replied her husband, firmly; "I cannot allow it. You must excuse me for speaking so authoritatively. I do not often interfere with your wishes in any way; but in this case you must leave the matter in my hands. In th...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Sophie Frances F. Veitch
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-25584-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-25584-X
Barcode: 9781151255846

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