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Frances Kane's Fortune

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Author: L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith)
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,246 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 652
Added to site: 2009.04.23 23965

drawing that curtain a little more to the right. Ah, that is better. So Arnold is alive. To tell the truth, I don't remember him very vividly, but of course I'm pleased to hear that he is not cut off in his youth. A tall, good-looking fellow, wasn't he? Well, well, this matter scarcely concerns us. How about the dimity in the room which will be Fluff's? My dear Frances, what is the matter? I must ask you not to fidget so."

Frances sprung suddenly to her feet.

"Father, you must listen to me. I am going to say something which will startle you. All these quiet years, all the time which has gone by and left only a dim memory of a certain man to you, have been spent by me smothering down regrets, stifling my youth, crushing what would have made me joyous and womanly--for Philip Arnold has not been remembered at all dimly by me, father, and when I heard of his death I lived through something which seemed to break the spring of energy and hope in me. I did not show it, and you never guessed, only you

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

A novella and two short stories, not especially juvenile. The title tale is a really sweet romance. No longer so young woman's lost love returns and their happiness is threatened by her selfish father.



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