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abruptly agitated answered asked baronet bitter Cartwright chamber CHAPTER Charles Marston clergyman cloven hoof countenance COVENT GARDEN dark daughter dear demesne Doctor Danvers door dreadful entered excited eyes face fancy FANU father fear feelings felt gaze gentle girl glance gloomy GORDON BROWNE governess Gray Forest guilty hand heard heart horror hour John Cartwright John Skelton kind knew leave letter looked ma'am madame Mademoiselle de Barras maid matter melancholy Mervyn mind minutes mistress morning murder mysterious never Newton Park night painful pale passed pause poor pray preter replied respect Rhoda Richard rode Rouen scarcely seemed servant SHERIDAN LE FANU shocked silence Sir Wynston Berkley Skelton smile speak spirit spoke STEPNIAK stern stood strange suspicions tell thought tion tone trouble turned uncon unhappy valet walked whispered wife Willett wish young Frenchwoman
Page 7 - with her striking attractions of person and air, the combination of all these associations and impressions rendered her one of the most interesting persons that could well be imagined. The circumstances of Mademoiselle de Barras's history and descent seemed to warrant, on Mrs. Marston's part, a closer intimacy and confidence than usually subsists between parties
Page 16 - never tried it, and should not like to begin now. No, Dick, what I much prefer is abundance of your fresh air and the enjoyment of your scenery. When I was at Rouen three years ago " " Ha ! Rouen ? Mademoiselle will feel an interest in that—it is her birthplace," interrupted Marston, glancing at the Frenchwoman.
Page 68 - doubtfully, and starting upright again, while he concealed in his bosom what he had been in search of. " Near morning, is it ? Night and morning, it is all one to me. I believe I am going mad, by " "But what do you want ? what did you come here for at this hour ?
Page 90 - it. Smith at once stated this to have been the property of his late master, who, when travelling, carried it, together with his pistols, along with him. Since his arrival at Gray Forest it had lain upon the chimneypiece in his bed-room, where he believed it to have been upon the previous night. James
Page 21 - In the hall he met his pretty child. " Ha ! Rhoda," said he, " you have not been out to-day ? " " No, papa ; but it is so very fine, I think I shall go now." " Yes, go, and mademoiselle can accompany you. Do you hear, Rhoda ? mademoiselle goes with you, and you had better go at once.
Page 41 - contradicted; but the shock of her first impression remained still upon her mind and heart. She felt still through every nerve the vibrations of that maddening terror and despair which had overcome her senses for a moment. The surprise, the shock, the horror, outlived the obliterating influence of what followed. She was in this
Page 1 - Marston had not consulted the impulses of spite or anger. He knew the baronet well ; he knew that he cherished no good-will towards him, and that in the project which he had thus unexpectedly broached, whatever indirect or selfish schemes might possibly be at the bottom of it, no friendly feeling had ever
Page 110 - much agitated, and wept bitterly on seeing two or three of his former fellow-servants, who looked on him in silence as they passed with a gloomy and fearful curiosity. These, too, were succeeded by others peeping and whispering, and upon one pretence or another crossing and re-crossing the hall, and stealing hurried glances at the criminal.