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The Hawkshawes: A Novel by M.a. Bird


The Hawkshawes: A Novel by M.a. Bird

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    M. A. Bird
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1865 Original Publisher: J. Maxwell Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER III. THE FALSE FRIEND, AND THE TRUE ONE. As soon as the door closed behind Mr. Smedley, Lady Willoughby flung upon the table the volume she had pretended to be reading. " There is nothing left for it now," she soliloquized, " but to see the girl myself, and try to bring her to reason. It is very provoking ! I had counted so fully upon Smed- ley's help, and there is no one else whom I should dare to trust. Sewell, as a lawyer, would be the most proper person to employ: but then he can't keep a secret from his wife, qnd she is a walking advertisement. I would not for the world have any one suspect thatI had interfered to stop this match ! I should wish it to be thought her own doing entirely: and she is far too proud to say anything to the contrary. Perhaps it will be best, after all, for me to speak to her, and I'll do it at once." As the doctor drove his gig into the town, Lady Willoughby's carriage swept past him. "Ay, ay, my lady," he muttered, "go and do your dirty work yourself. That's more to the purpose than setting honest folks to do it for you." Poor Ellen's heart bounded when she saw Lady Willoughby's carriage stop at the door of her abode. She could scarcely refrain from running downstairs to meet her visitor: but decorum prevailed, and she sat panting and blushing, and almost as delighted as though it were Frank himself who was ascending the stairs. As her ladyship entered, Ellen started up to greet her: but there was a cold, condescending, formally sympathetic something in Lady Willoughby's manner that sent the warm blood curdling back to the p...  
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