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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Wayne cared for him; he wanted to take the small hand she extended to receive the scarlet blossoms he gave to her, and kiss itn hundred times over. A greedy man lZ,iel1ard Graham became at sight of Milicent Wayne--a foolish, greedy man. Ho wanted to clasp her in his arms, and fold her up bodily in his heart, to reign there his idol forever. Milieent kept on talking to him in her artlcss, winning way; but Richard was almost rude that evening; he scarcely heard half she lllirl to him, and his face was flushed and' thoughtful. Without comprehending her words, her voice sent its music thrillingly to his heart. She was to him a clear-voiced bird--a-sweet,' Then from afar of he could see the white mists of steam, and hear the flutter and noise of the old saw-mill, and he felt as if at every turn of the glittering wheel his heart must be torn and crushed afresh. He looked up and down the lane with a long, yearning gaze; he took in at a glance all its beauties--the border of white elder blossoms on either side of the grassy path; the birds fluttering omong thesnowy sprays; the last golden beams of the setting sun, and then his eyes wandered hack to the fair, fresh face, and in his utter loneliness and anguish he could not check the groan that came from his pallid lips. Then he stooped down and left a. long loving kiss on the smooth brow ofthe girl; for one moment. clasped her in his strong arms, then said fervently--"Peace, and love, and happiness be with you all the days of your life, ltlilicent Wayne. May the one you love treasure and protect you as I should have done. Do not think of my sorrows. Believe me man enough to strive to go through the world cheerfully, even though I shall not beblcssed by having you with me....
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