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A Terrible Temptation
     

A Terrible Temptation

by Charles Reade
 

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"hardship of this vulgar sort, but it was her nature to soothe and please people.
"Hard!" cried Richard Bassett, encouraged by even this faint sympathy; "it would be unendurable but for one thing-I shall have my own some day."
"I am glad of that," said the lady; "but how?"
"By outliving the wrongful heir."
Miss Bruce turned pale. She had little

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"hardship of this vulgar sort, but it was her nature to soothe and please people.
"Hard!" cried Richard Bassett, encouraged by even this faint sympathy; "it would be unendurable but for one thing-I shall have my own some day."
"I am glad of that," said the lady; "but how?"
"By outliving the wrongful heir."
Miss Bruce turned pale. She had little experience of men's passions. "Oh, Mr. Bassett!" said she-and there was something pure and holy in the look of sorrow and alarm she cast on the presumptuous speaker-"pray do not cherish such thoughts. They will do you harm. And remember life and death are not in our hands. Besides-"
"Well?"'
"Sir Charles might-"
"Well?"
"Might he not-marry-and have children?" This with more hesitation and a deeper blush than appeared absolutely necessary.
"Oh, there's no fear of that. Property ill-gotten never descends. [...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781517383435
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2015
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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