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A Vanished Hand

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Author: Sarah Doudney
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,587 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 552
Added to site: 2009.03.02
mnybks.net#: 23583
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ng; I see now that he had that swift glimpse into the future which is sometimes granted to a departing saint. How can I be unhappy when I am so sure that he is watching for me?

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"Ellen sent for me to come to her. She says she has got a death-blow. James has written, telling her that she must never expect to see him again. He has deserted her for some one else, leaving her to struggle on here in poverty with her child. She has now confessed that she knew that James meant to get possession of Harold's money; she was in his confidence from the beginning.

"'We wanted to prevent your marriage with Harold if we could,' she said. 'We never liked you, Meta; but you are avenged. I sent for you to tell you that you are avenged on me.'

"Just for a moment my heart cried out that this was as it should be. Within me there was a struggle, brief and strong. But how could my better nature fail to triumph, helped as I was by Harold's loving influence? Oh, my love in heaven, I will not be co

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2009.03.03
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Elsie finds a roll of paper in a desk drawer and what is written on it sends her on a quest that changes her life forever.


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