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Debts of Honor

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Author: Maurus Jókai
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 132,223 / 382 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.6
LoC Category: PH
Downloads: 504
Added to site: 2007.09.26
mnybks.net#: 18334
Origin: gutenberg.org

Translated from the Hungarian by Arthur B. Yolland

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en his teeth he murmured:

"He will never awake again."

"Yet I would like to kiss him."

"His hand?"

"His hand and his face."

"You may kiss only his hand," said my brother firmly.

"Why?"

"Because I say so," was his stern reply. The unaccustomed ring of his voice was quite alarming. I told him I would obey him; only let him take me to father.

"Well, come along. Give me your hand."

Then taking my hand, he led me through two rooms.[2] In the third, grandmother met us.

[Footnote 2: In Hungary the houses are built so that one room always leads into the other; the whole house can often be traversed without the necessity of going into a corridor or passage.]

I saw no change in her countenance; only her thick white eyebrows were deeply contracted.

Lorand went to her and softly whispered something to her which I did not hear; but I saw plainly that he indicated me with his eyes. Grandmother quietly indicated her consent or refusal with h

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