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Faith and Unfaith

A Novel

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Author: Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (Duchess)
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 112,425 / 314 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 919
Added to site: 2010.08.02
mnybks.net#: 28609
Origin: gutenberg.org
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dly. Whereupon Sartoris gives her his arm, and they all adjourn to the dining-room.

It is a large, old-fashioned, stately apartment, oak-panelled, with large mullioned windows, and a massive marble chimney-piece that reaches high as a man's head. A pleasant, sociable room at ordinary times, but now impregnated with the vague gloom that hangs over all the house and seeks even here to check the gaudy brightness of the sun that, rushing in, tries to illuminate it.

At the sideboard stands Simon Gale, the butler and oldest domestic of Hythe, who has lived with the dead lord as man and boy, and now regrets him with a grief more strongly resembling the sorrowing of one for a friend than for a master.

With downcast eyes and bowed head he stands, thinking sadly how much too old he is for new cares and fresh faces. Reginald had been all the world to him: the new man is as nothing. Counting friendships as of little worth unless years have gone to prove their depth and sincerity, he feels no leaning

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