'The ladye Nancye', by the author of 'Dame Durden'

 
9781236623676: 'The ladye Nancye', by the author of 'Dame Durden'

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...one cannot remember; but I feel, as I always tell you, rested and strengthened, almost happy, after some of these sleeps.' 'Well,' said Basil, seating himself beside her on the low couch, ' I will tell you where you went and whom you saw.' She turned her beautiful eyes inquiringly to his. 'Will you?' she said. 'Where was it V 'You went,' he said, ' to that scoundrelly Frenchman--that De Volens. You said he was writing a letter to you, and that he would be here to-morrow morning.' She started and turned pale. 'Did I say so V she asked, trembling greatly. 'How strange!' 'Ladye Nancye,' cried the boy fervently, 'I know and you know what that man is. I have never forgotten that day by the sea, and your terrified face, and his cowardly flight when he heard your husband was coming to meet you! I hated him then because, young as I was, I knew he had spoilt your life and made you unhappy. I believe he has been your evil genius all your life long.' 'You are right,' she said in a low, restrained voice; 'he has.' 'And,' he went on rapidly, 'when I heard you say that, just a little while ago, I felt mad. I could not believe it.'-'It is not my fault,' said the girl piteously. 'I cannot help myself; the woman sends me there.' 'Do you know why?' 'No; but I shall learn when the time comes.' 'But I know,' said the boy with passionate indignation. 'With all her powers of mind and will she cannot reach him, and she makes you--you, her messenger. Oh, Ladye Nancye, he is her husband. She told me so herself. Her husband! Then what right has he to persecute you--to say such words as I heard him say, there by the sea % What' Her cry cut him short. She started to her feet and faced him, pale and terrified. 'Is it true V she said. 'Are you sure it is true? Oh, I cannot...

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