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The Joy Bringer; A Tale of the Painted Desert

The Joy Bringer; A Tale of the Painted Desert

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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE VISITANT CLIFFE entered her room walking haughtily. She crossed to the bureau, lighted the gas, and, from force of habit, regarded attentively the face that looked back at her out of the depths of her mirror. She was familiar with the beauty she saw; to do her justice she estimated it coolly, and with no fatuous vanity, but her estimate was not that of the man whose voice she could hear downstairs alternating with Miss Lassiter's plaintive tones. Her opinion of herself and her deserts was nearer that of the schoolmistress, and yet it must have had some tincture of a lofty ideal, for her lip curled in a sort of amusement at the thought of those two talking her over, trying to settle her affairs ? the silly old woman and the young barbarian. Once more she caught the eye of the girl in the glass; a little tremor reminded her that she was looking at Heath Crittenden's wife ? his wife! She resented it as she would have resented any other infringement on her rights and privileges. She would not be forced into complicity in his act, made to agree that she guessed the substitution of one bridegroom for the other, by letting the marriage stand. No ? Uncle Horace ? she needn't even telegraph. Julius, of course, would be wild with despair and anger at having lost her ? her mirror assured her of that. Uncle Horace, having opposed her marriage to one of Annie Crittenden's sons, would certainlyrescue her from the clutches of this other young Ish- mael from the wilds. There was no doubt that she must be rescued. She had been secretly engaged to Julius when this brother of his returned from that region known as "the West." He was younger than Julius, but he had been all over the adventurous world, in the Klondike, and had crossed to the Orient, lived in Mexico, and, for h...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217391108
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 5 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217391109
Publisher Date: 07 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 88
Series Title: English
Weight: 173 gr
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