The Survivor

or, A Queen of Women

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Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim (Anthony Partridge)
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,267 / 195 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,529
Added to site: 2005.11.11
mnybks.net#: 11429
Origin: gutenberg.org

A striking story of a young Englishman's uphill fight.

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as it a thing which he dared misuse?--fritter helplessly away in this time-forgotten corner of the earth? Life surely was a precious loan to be held in trust, to be made as full and deep and fruitful a thing as a man's energy and talent could make it. To Gideon Strong he owed much, but it was a debt which surely could be paid in other ways than this.

He stopped short. A light footstep close at hand startled, then thrilled him. It was Cicely--hatless, breathless with the climb, and very fair to see in the faint half-lights. For Cicely, though she was Gideon Strong's daughter, was not of Feldwick or Feldwick ways, nor were her gowns simple, though they were fashioned by a village dressmaker. She had lived all her life with distant relatives near London. Douglas had never seen her till two months ago, and her coming had been a curious break in the life at the farm.

He moved quickly to meet her. For a moment their hands met. Then she drew away.

"How good of you, Cicely," he cried. "I felt that I must tal

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