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Summary of the Book 'A Dark Nights Work':
A concealed crime and a false accusation of murder.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Dark Nights Work':
... so he was delighted when she consented to be his wife. ?His father was delighted in his delight, and, besides, was charmed to remember that Miss ... ... Corbet was deeply, radically worldly, yet for the accomplishment of his object could deny himself all the careless pleasures natural to his age. ?The ... ... so often mentioned. ?It opened out of a passage that ran between the dining-room and the kitchen, on the left hand of the hall. ?Corresponding to ... ... the family of the latter to the young man???s engagement, and he accordingly wrote a very gentlemanly letter, saying that of course he trusted that Ralph ... ... where provisions were cheap, his expenditure for his small family???only one child???could never amount to anything like his incomings from the above-mentioned ... ... fear mingled up with her love of Mr. Corbet but his manners were softened, his opinions less decided and abrupt, and his whole treatment of her showed ... ... interpretation to Ellinor???s ears. ?Before they had ended, the little birds had begun to pipe out their gay reveill??e to the dawn. ?Then doors closed, and ... ... of the house. ?She gave him hasty and unlimited directions, only seeming intent???if any one had been suspiciously watching her words and actions???to ... ... some time spent in listening, and admiring, with this little feeling of envy lurking in the background, Mr. Corbet became aware of Mr. Wilkins???s ... ... morning he announced the fact of his brother???s approaching marriage the wedding was hastened on account of some impending event in the duke???s ... ... could allege a good and sufficient reason, for he said: ??°You must not be hard upon me, Ralph. ?That promise was made before???before I exactly knew ... ... much pain both to himself and Ellinor by this time as he should do by making the separation final. ?Besides, after Mr. Wilkins???s speeches that evening???but ... ... not caring to look forward to the future, was bringing up before his fancy the time, thirty years ago, when he had first entered the elder Mr. Wilkins???s ... ... at the beautiful bride her veil white and fairy-like, Ellinor???s black and shrouding as that of any nun. Already Mr. Corbet???s name was ... ... Corbet???s open letter on the table. ?She took it up and looked at it till the letters dazzled crimson on the white paper. ?Her life rolled backwards, ... ... in her supposition that he had something particular and not very pleasant to say to Ellinor, by the rather grave and absent manner in which he awaited her ... ... and in reply to Mr. Gordon (the magistrate) he only said, ???You???ve made a pretty strong case out again me, gentlemen, and it seems for to satisfy ... ... along stone corridors, and through many locked doors, before they came to the condemned cells. ??°I???ve had three at a time in here,??² said he, ... ... tired of living. ?It???s been a great strain and labour for me. ?I think I???d as lief be with God as with men. ?And you see, I were fond on him ever ... ... can of poor papa???and so???if you will read it?????² He took it and read it, not without emotion. ?Then he laid it down on his table, and said??? ??°Poor ...