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In Luck at Last

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Language: English
Wordcount: 62,989 / 180 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 649
Added to site: 2005.06.26
mnybks.net#: 10636
Excerpt

efore, to the point.

"In one small thing we deceived you, Alice and I--my name is not Aglen at all; we took that name for certain reasons. Perhaps we were wrong, but we thought that as we were quite poor, and likely to remain poor, it would be well to keep our secret to ourselves. Forgive us both this suppression of the truth. We were made poor by our own voluntary act and deed, and because I married the only woman I loved.

"I was engaged to a girl whom I did not love. We had been brought up like brother and sister together, but I did not love her, though I was engaged to her. In breaking this engagement I angered my father. In marrying Alice I angered him still more.

"I now know that he has forgiven me; he forgave me on his death-bed; he revoked his former will and made me his sole heir--just as if nothing had happened to destroy his old affection--subject to one condition--viz., that the girl to whom I was first engaged should receive the whole income until I, or my heirs, should return

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