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The Heart of Rachael

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Author: Kathleen Norris
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 127,939 / 372 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 848 5323
Genre: Romance

Rachael is called upon to solve many problems, and is working out these, there is shown the beauty and strength of soul of one of fiction's most appealing characters.

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right through him; she doesn't fight, she doesn't care enough to fight. She's just supremely bored by his weakness and stupidity. He isn't big enough for her, either in goodness or badness. I never knew what she married him for, and I don't believe anyone else ever did!"

"I did, for one," said Miss Vanderwall, flicking the ashes from her cigarette with a well-groomed fingertip. "Clarence Breckenridge never was in love but once in his life--no, I don't mean with Paula. I mean with Billy." And as a general nodding of heads confirmed this theory, the speaker went on decidedly: "Since that child was born she's been all the world to him. When he and Paula were divorced--she was the offender--he fretted himself sick for fear he'd done that precious five-year-old an injury. She didn't get on with her grandmother, she drove governesses insane, for two or three years there was simply no end of trouble. Finally he took her abroad, for the excellent reason that she wanted to go. In Paris they ran into Rachael Fairfax



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