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The Ordeal

A Mountain Romance of Tennessee

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Author: Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,673 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 972
Added to site: 2006.11.14
mnybks.net#: 15232
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Thriller
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, so candid-seeming, wearing her white serge gown with her usual distinction, a spray of golden-rod fastened in her mass of yellow hair that glowed with a sheen of differing gold. How had time spared her! How had griefs left her scathless! It was an effort to reflect that two years and more had elapsed since he had read the obituary of Archibald Royston, with scornful amusement to mark the grotesque lie to the living in the fulsome tribute to the dead.

In some sort, Bayne was prepared for change, for the new identity that the strange falling out of events betokened. He had never realized her, he had never divined her character, he would have said. She was now, as she had always been, an absolute stranger. But this little hand--ah, he knew it well! How often it had lain in his clasp, and once more every fibre thrilled at its touch. With all his resolution, he could not restrain the flush that mounted to his brow, the responsive quiver in his voice as he murmured her name, the name of Archibald Royston's

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