Orczy, Emmuska Orczy The Scarlet Pimpernel

ISBN 13: 9780217759557

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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9780217759557: The Scarlet Pimpernel

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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...a sound player can win through the mistakes of his opponent, even if he hold a losing hand." But she refused to be comforted. "You will never know, milor--never--how deeply you have wounded me," she said through her tears. "And I, who for months past--ever since I knew!--have dreamed of seeing the Scarlet Pimpernel one day! He was the hero of my dreams, the man who stood alone in the mass of selfseeking, vengeful, cowardly humanity as the personification of all that was fine and chivalrous. I longed to see him--just once--to hold his hand--to look into his eyes--and feel a better woman for the experience. Love? It was not love I felt, but hero-worship, pure as one's love for a starlit night or a spring morning, or a sunset over tbe hills. I dreamed of the Scarlet Pimpernel, milor; and because of my dreams, which were too vital for perfect discretion, I had to flee from home, suspected, vilified, already condemned. Chance brings me face to face with the hero of my dreams, and be looks on me as that vilest thing on earth: a spy!--a woman who would lie to a man first and send him afterwards to his death!" Her voice, though more passionate and intense, had nevertheless become more steady. She had at last succeeded in controlling her tears. Sir Percy had listened--quite quietly, as was his wont--to her strange words. There was nothing that he could say to this beautiful woman who was so ingenuously avowing her love for him. It was a curious situation, and in truth he did not relish it--would have given quite a great deal to see it end as speedily as possible. Theresia, fortunately, was gradually gaining the mastery over her own feelings. She dried her eyes, and after a moment or two, of her own accord, she started once more on her way. Nor did...

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Orczy, Emmuska Orczy
Editore: RareBooksClub.com (2012)
ISBN 10: 0217759556 ISBN 13: 9780217759557
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Descrizione libro RareBooksClub.com, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005143155

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