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The Call of the Blood

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 145,273 / 415 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,279
Added to site: 2006.12.22
mnybks.net#: 15611
Origin: gutenberg.org

Newly married Maurice Delarey has an affair with a peasant girl when his bride Hermione interrupts their honeymoon to visit a dying friend...

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ave always heard that marriage is woman's destiny, and though I don't altogether believe that, still I see no special reason why I should never marry if I wish to. And I do wish to."

"That's what will surprise the little Townly and the gaping crowd."

"I shall begin to think I've seemed unwomanly all these years."

"No. You're an extraordinary woman who astonishes because she is going to do a very important thing that is very ordinary."

"It doesn't seem at all ordinary to me."

Emile Artois began to stroke his beard. He was determined not to feel jealous. He had never wished to marry Hermione, and did not wish to marry her now, but he had come over from Paris secretly a man of wrath.

"You needn't tell me that," he said. "Of course it is the great event to you. Otherwise you would never have thought of doing it."

"Exactly. Are you astonished?"

"I suppose I am. Yes, I am."

"I should have thought you were far too clever to be so."

"Exactly what I

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