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The Compromise

The Compromise

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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER m. WOOER OR WOOED? Next Sunday at 2 p.m. punctually, John M'Donnell dressed in a suit which more nearly approached to genuine black than the one sported on week-days, and with a tall hat, two sizes too large for his head, stood at St. Mary's door. During the two past days the feeling of remorse had augmented rather than diminished, so much so that the idea of an apology for his remiss- ness had actually dawned upon his mind. A meeting in the tram-car would be the most convenient opportunity. Perhaps it was because no such meeting had taken place in the interval that he so distinctly remembered the stranger having mentioned St. Mary's as her favourite place of worship. As to what might possibly happen after the service he did not allow himself to think, though undeniably he had been haunted by the vision of a forlorn and fair-haired damsel wandering about alone in the Sunday streets. That his devotions were to-day quite as detached from the things of the earth as they were wont to be, it might be rash to assert. Neither was he among the last to leave the sacred precincts; while, once outside the door, he seemed without any definite act of volition, to come to a standstill, and presently found himself watching the outpouring congregation with an interest never before felt in his fellow-worshippers. At every particularly fair head of hair he actually craned his long neck, and when at last his roaming eyes met another pair of eyes, likewise roaming, but which in the same instant gave up their wanderings with a finality which showed that the goal was reached, he began to have a glimmering of his own motive. In another moment they had met ?- she openly radiant, he abruptly self-conscious. "Oh, how pleasant!" she smiled frankly, from under the shade of an obviously n...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217381291
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 6 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217381294
Publisher Date: 15 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 118
Series Title: English
Weight: 227 gr
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