The Face of the Abbot

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Author: L.T. Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith)
Co-author: Robert Eustace
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,064 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 911
Added to site: 2007.09.15
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at woman? She is one of the most unscrupulous in the whole of London. You must have nothing to do with her--nothing whatever."

Helen opened her eyes to their widest extent.

"You misjudge Madame Sara," she said. "I have known her for the last few years, and she has been a most kind friend to me. She has got me more than one good post as teacher, and I have always felt a warm admiration for her. She is, beyond doubt, the most unselfish woman I ever met."

I shook my head.

"You will not get me to alter my opinion of her," continued Helen. "Think of her kindness in calling to see me to-day. She drove here this morning just because she happened to see my uncle, Petro de Castro, yesterday. She has known him, too, for some time. She had a talk with him about me, and he told her all about the strange will. She was immensely interested, and said that it was imperative for me to investigate the matter myself. She spoke in the most sensible way, and said finally that she would not leave me unt

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