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The Law-Breakers and Other Stories

The American Short Story Series, vol. 58

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Author: Robert Grant
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,724 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 500 2987

The Law-Breakers
Against His Judgment
St. George and the Dragon
The Romance of a Soul
An Exchange of Courtesies
Across the Way
A Surrender

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"Is not the real difficulty, my dear, that the man who could be false in one thing might be false in another when the occasion arose?"

Miss Burke flushed at the words, and suddenly covered her face with her hands.

"That's it, of course. That's what haunts me. I could forgive him the other--the having been in jail and all that; but it's the possibility that he might do something worse after we were married--when it was too late--which frightens me. 'False in one thing, false in everything,' that's what the proverb is. Do you believe that is true, Miss Wellington?"

Her unmasked conscience revealed clearly the distress caused by its own sensitiveness; but she spoke beseechingly, as though to invite comfort from her companion on the score of this adage.

"Tell me what sort of a man Mr. Daly is in other respects," said Mary.

"Oh, he's kind!" she answered with enthusiasm. "He has been a good son and brother; he is always helping people, and has more friends than



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