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Eveline Mandeville

The Horse Thief Rival

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Author: Alvin Addison
Published: 1837
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,413 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 631
Added to site: 2005.09.09
mnybks.net#: 11092
Origin: gutenberg.org
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produce a permanent feeling against him.

After long and deep thought, during which scheme after scheme was suggested to his mind, turned over, examined, and abandoned, he finally hit upon an expedient that suited his purpose exactly, and at once resolved to act upon it. For this purpose he sought and obtained a private interview with Mr. Mandeville, as already intimated, in which he began the development of his plot as follows:

"I have sought this interview with no idle purpose, Mr. Mandeville," he began. "You are already aware of the deep interest I feel in your daughter, and how intimately my future happiness is interwoven with her good opinion. That good opinion, I have the best of evidence to believe, is being undermined by one to whom you have ever been kind, but who, I am sure, you would not wish to become your son-in-law, though he has the audacity--if I may be allowed so strong an expression--to aspire after your daughter's hand! Having nothing of his own to recommend him, and knowing t

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