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The Halo

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Author: Bettina von Hutten (Betsey Riddle Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg)
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,161 / 217 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 822
Added to site: 2005.10.21 11725

The heroine is confronted with the necessity of choosing between a fascinating, perfectly irresponsible man of genius and his son, who is in all respects the opposite of his father. The dilemma is caused by conflicting set of impulses in the heroine's own nature. The story possesses the charm and the true interest of the author's other books.

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r brother, was very pleasant as well as very beautiful.

"But he has money----"

She nodded.


"How did you know that, imp?"

"Having eyes to see, I saw. And I'd like to be an In-law to Victor Joyselle. I'd make him play to me all day. I say, I suppose she wouldn't let us run up to hear him to-morrow?"

"Not she."

He sighed, and it was a grown-up sigh issuing from a child's throat, for he loved music and had read the programme.

"How glorious the last one was! Upon my word, if I were you, I'd marry Théo just to be that man's daughter-in-law."

Again she laughed and laid her hand on his head.

"Good old Thomas. He's a Norman peasant, remember--probably eats with his knife. Oh, here's a motor--and it is Théo himself."

"Yes, speak of an angel and you hear his horn."

"Shall I tell him of your plan?" she teased as the motor slowed up.

But Tommy had disappeared, and in his place, small, freckled, and untidy, it



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