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AUTHOR of “All sorts AND conditions of MEN,” “THE captains' Room,'
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IN THREE VOLUMES
VOL. III.

31 only on
CHATTO AND WINDUS, PICCADILLY

1884
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DOROTHY FORSTER,

CHAPTER XXVI.
MR. HILYARD RETURNS.

THEN, from the day of Tom's departure, for the space of six weeks, I heard nothing save when I rode to Dilston, and heard what my lord, who found means to send a letter every week, told the Countess. As I know now with what misgivings he entered upon the Rebellion; how quickly he perceived, but could not remedy, the errors committed during its conduct ; and how there fell upon him, very soon after the beginning, a heaviness and despondency which grew daily deeper—ah ! noble heart!—I have never ceased to wonder how he could sustain the pretence of light WOL. III. 38

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