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    Winifred Taylor (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. WHICH EXPLAINS WHERE MAURICE GOT HIS MONEY. 'But mischief comes home like chickens at night: And rivers are track'd throughout their course, And fofgeries traced to their proper source, And the sin to the sinful door is brought.' 1UPERT found Uncle Edmund and Aunt Hannah seated, sad and lonely, by the side of the fireplace in the great old dining-room at Fairlie. Everything was clean and tidy as usual, and looked exactly as it had done eight years before: only good Uncle Edmund looked whiter and older: his once strong, erect figure was now bent, and his voice was weak and broken: but the same expression of calm serenity still rested on his features. Aunt Hannah, whose eyes seemed almost washed out by the quantity of tears she had shed, held in one of her hands an old prayer-book, from which she read and re-read incessantly. Alice, who had accompanied the young artist, entered first. 'Here is your nephew, Mr Rupert, come back to see you!' said she to the old people, who hardly noticed her entrance. 'Oh! my dear boy,' cried Uncle Edmund, joyfully, 'you are very welcome. But how long you have been in coming, dear Rupert! I thought my old eyes would close without ever seeing you again.' Aunt Hannah looked at the young man with a singular expression, in which surprise, admiration, and defiance were strangely mingled. In her heart, no doubt, the old lady was comparing him with Maurice. 'He will restore the peace which the other has taken from you,' spoke Alice. The tears came to Aunt Hannah's eyes at those words. Alice took her leave, and Rupert seated himself between his uncle and aunt. 'You have forgiven me, uncle, for having disobeyed you, have you?' he asked. 'Forgiven you, dear boy! I have nothing to forgive. It is I who ought to ask your pardo...
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  • Winifred Taylor (Author)
  • General Books LLC (17 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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