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Old Saint Paul's

A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

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Language: English
Wordcount: 195,569 / 573 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,181
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8133
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

declare the love I have for you. I cannot live without you."

Amabel, whose neck and cheeks were crimsoned with blushes, cast down her eyes before the ardent regards of the gallant, and endeavoured to withdraw her hand.

"One word only," he continued, "and I release you. Am I wholly indifferent to you! Answer me--yes or no!"

"Do not answer him, Amabel," interposed her mother. "He is deceiving you. He loves you not. He would ruin you. This is the way with all these court butterflies. Tell him you hate him, child, and bid him begone."

"But I cannot tell him an untruth, mother," returned Amabel, artlessly, "for I do not hate him."

"Then you love me," cried the young man, falling on his knees, and pressing her hand to his lips. "Tell me so, and make me the happiest of men."

But Amabel had now recovered from the confusion into which she had been thrown, and, alarmed at her own indiscretion, forcibly withdrew her hand, exclaiming in a cold tone, and with muc

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2011.10.15
Violet Collins
*****

Very good book. A twist mix of The Three Musketeers, The Betrothed and similar styles. The end was a tend bit disappointing, though. :'(

A gripping story of how people coped with the Plague and fire of London.
Many true facts about the dredded Plague and how young people still met.
Sometimes very difficult to put down a great book.


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