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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE PAIN OF AN OLD WOUND. "Set thy heart aright and constantly endure." For a moment there was profound silence, then Betty, taught in the school of patience to endure, looked up into the eyes of the only man that she had ever loved and held out her hand to him. "I am very pleased to meet you," she said in an ice cold voice. "And I" came from between his teeth. But Betty turned abruptly away and went back to the tea-table, where she sat down by Gwen, who was presiding there, and began to turn her teaspoon idly round and round in her cup. Rosa, who had seen nothing, gathered nothing of the tragedy which had taken place between these two, sat down on a settee not far from the table, and made a gesture to Lord Southgate that he should come and sit beside her. "I do think it was too bad of you not to let us know that tea was ready," she went on in a gay, laughing voice. "Don't you think so, Lord Southgate?" "Oh, I do," he said promptly, trying hard to speak in a natural voice. "Frank, old fellow, I think it was real mean of you." "Yes, Dick, always pitch into the younger son. That's the worst of being a younger son," Captain Johnstone went on to the room in general; "he's a sort of everlasting fag to his swell of an elder brother." And then Betty knew why this lover of Gwen's had deceived her for a moment into thinking that he was Dick, for he and Dick were brothers. "My dear chap," said Lord Southgate, as he fetched Rosa's cup of tea, trying to catch a glance of Betty's eyes the while, "you've had the best of it all along. I've got the title and" "And the money," put in Captain Johnstone quietly. "Yes, yes, the money, but that's not everything." Then he took his own cup of tea, seeing that Betty resolutely avoided looking at him, and sat down on ...
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