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The Tragedy of the Chain Pier

Everyday Life Library No. 3

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Author: Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,050 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 465
Added to site: 2005.02.27 9818
Genres: Romance, Pulp

ace was oval-shaped, exquisitely beautiful, with a short upper lip, a full, lovely under one, and a perfectly modeled chin. But it was the face of a woman almost mad with despair.

"Oh, Heaven! if I dare--if I dare!" she cried. She flung up her hands with the gesture of one who has no hope; she looked over at the sea, once more at the pier, then slowly turned away, and again quite plainly I heard the words, "Oh, Heaven! if I dare--if I dare!"

She then walked slowly away, and I lost sight of her under the silent arches; but I could not forget her. What a face!--what beauty, what passion, what pain, what love and despair, what goodness and power! What a face! When should I ever forget it?

Impelled by curiosity, I went to the railings, and I stood where she stood. I looked down. How deep and fathomless it seemed, this running sea! What was it she had dropped there? In my mind's eye I saw a most pathetic little bundle made of love-letters; I pictured them tied with a pretty faded ribbon; there would be dr



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