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Ellen Walton

The Villain and His Victims

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Author: Alvin Addison
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,045 / 72 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 563
Added to site: 2005.07.23
mnybks.net#: 11101
Origin: gutenberg.org
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hen you are convinced of the depth of the devotedness of my affection."

"Do not flatter yourself with a vain hope. I feel that I shall never be able to love you; and it is in kindness that I tell you so at once."

"Ah, adorable, angelic being! One so kind, so considerate, so good, is too pure, too near akin to heaven, for man to possess. I only ask to be your friend."

"As such, you shall ever be welcome."

"Thanks! thanks! May I but prove worthy of your friendship!"

Thus terminated his first attempt to win Ellen. His fall from the lover to a friend was the first step in a plot already matured. As a friend, he could ever have access to the heiress, and be received more familiarly than in any other capacity, save as an acknowledged lover. This familiarity would give him the opportunity of ingratiating himself into her affections, of which, finally, he felt certain.

He became a constant and frequent visitor at the mansion of the Waltons, and was ever received with cordiali

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