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A Life Sentence

Auhtor: Adeline Sergeant

Language: english
Published: 1889

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by M. Erb, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Life Sentence':

... Vane's expressive countenance. The General's eyes were remarkably fine, clear and blue as sea-water or the sky, but their expression on this occasion ...
... a relief to you. commented his sister, with almost incredible coolness. He turned away from her, catching at his throat as if something ...
... the girl's education-that was all that he could do. And so another year went by, and then another, and he heard nothing more about Jane Wood. But at ...
... of what remains we cannot bring back what we have cast away. There was a new hardness in his tone-not of recklessness, but of unflinching determination. ...
... you remember.. I ought to remember, said Hubert thoughtfully, because I know I wrote it but an author does not always recall his old stories ...
... Sabina there, she tried to keep you away but I had my will at last. Polly told you that I wanted you, didn't she, Miss Enid dear.. Yes, nurse, ...
... my mind that it had something to do with that.. I shall never forget your kindness, said Enid gratefully. And if you are in perplexity-in ...
... holding her hands, feeling himself a villain to the very lowest depths of his soul, but looking quietly down at her, with even a slight smile on the ...
... that child's discretion. She has us in her hands-she can crush us when she pleases. Heavens and earth-and to think that I did not know.. You might ...
... a life of distinction opening out before her, with spirits and courage that never failed, with beauty and gifts that were capable of charming all the ...
... She could combat to death for one she loved. Who was that man, carissima. Why was he here at this hour of the night. You are a little imprudent, ...
... Hubert, who by this time was not in the best of tempers. Perhaps you would rather that I did not accompany you to-night, Miss West. Oh, pray come. ...
... Mrs. Gunn, his landlady, had at first found him to be, and refused rather gruffly her invitation that afternoon to take tea with her in her own parlor ...
... right, and assure my friends that we shall be honored by an alliance with Miss West. I hope we shall see you at the wedding, Mrs. Wadsley, when ...
... looked round, prepared to rebuke the new-comer-for she had taken upon herself all the authority of nurse and queen-regent in the sick man's room ...
... not love.. Ah, if I could only be sure of that. sighed Enid. She was not long left in doubt. The General could not keep a secret and, as soon ...
... weaker, and no one noticed or guessed the reason why. Enid's nights were restless but she had not been disturbed since Flossy's return from London ...
... cur. Can't you accept that fact, and leave me without asking why.. No, I cannot, Hubert I don't believe it.. It is no good telling me that-I ...
... in black, and her eyes are red as if she'd been crying, and her face as white as death. I think she looks as if she was going out of her mind.. Whereupon ...
... she was now cut off from the Vanes and all their concerns-as completely as if she herself had passed to where beyond these voices there is ...