Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

List of Illustrations

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pp. v-vi

SANCTUARY PART I

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I

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pp. 3-21

...awakening clutch on life. But Kate Orme, for once, had yielded herself to happiness, letting it permeate every faculty as a spring rain soaks into a germinating meadow. There was nothing to...

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II

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pp. 21-28

...through the keen-scented autumn air at the swiftest pace of Kate's ponies. She had given the reins to Peyton, and he had turned the horses' heads away from the lake, rising by woody upland...

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III

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pp. 28-41

...Orme would be at home the next day for dinner, and did she think he would like the venison with claret sauce or jelly, roused Kate to the first consciousness of her...

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IV

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pp. 42-56

...hundred meshes of association and habit; but after a sleepless night spent with the thought of him—that dreadful bridal of their souls—she woke to a morrow in which he had no part. She...

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V

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pp. 56-68

...candlelight of the dinner-hour, sat listening with practised fortitude to her father's comments on the venison. She had wondered, as she awaited him in the drawing-room, if he would notice any change in her appearance...

SANCTUARY PART II

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I

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pp. 71-90

...into the little square room, and adding, with a laugh with a blush in it: " You know she's an uncommonly noticing person, and little things tell with her." He swung round on his heel to follow his mother's smiling...

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II

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pp. 90-103

...background to her vivid outline, seemed competent to impart at short notice any information required of her. She had never struck Mrs. Peyton as more alert and efficient. A melting grace...

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III

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pp. 104-114

...had distracted her by beginning to talk of Dick; and besides, much as Darrow's opinions interested her, his personality had never fixed her attention. He always seemed to her simply a vehicle for the...

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IV

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pp. 114-126

...told his mother that he must go and look over things at Darrow's office. He had heard the day before from his friend's aunt, a helpless person to whom telegraphy was difficult and travel inconceivable, and who, in eight pages of unpunctuated...

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V

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pp. 127-148

...him at breakfast; but as she entered the dining-room the parlour-maid told her that Mr. Peyton had overslept himself, and had rung to have his breakfast sent upstairs. Was it a pretext to avoid...

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VI

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pp. 148-159

...struggle. It seemed to her as though her talk with Clemence Verney had been an actual combat, a measuring of wrist and eye. For a moment she was frightened at what she had done—she felt as...

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VII

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pp. 159-168

...surprise was complete and overwhelming. She sat silent under it, her hands trembling in his, till the blood mounted to his face and she felt his confident grasp relax. "You didn't guess it, then?" he exclaimed, starting up and moving away...

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VIII

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pp. 168-184

...stretch of aimless hours: blind alleys of time that led up to a dead wall of inaction. Toward afternoon she remembered that she had promised to dine out and go to the opera. At first she felt that the contact of life would be unendurable; then...

Illustrations

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pp. 185-194