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The Lamp of Fate

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Author: Margaret Pedler
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,435 / 286 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 510 5533
Genre: Romance

A man's past misdeeds come to light and almost ruin his future in this tale of a woman who tried to take all and give nothing.

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rtained. It was accepted as a foregone conclusion, and in the eyes of the family there was a certain gratifying propriety about such regularity. It was like a hall-mark of heavenly approval.

Hugh Vallincourt, therefore, was conscious at this critical moment of no questionings on that particular score. He was merely a prey to the normal tremors and agitations of a husband and prospective father.

For an ageless period, it seemed to him, his thoughts had clung about that upstairs room where his wife lay battling for her own life and another's. Suddenly they swung back to the time, a year ago, when he had first met her--an elusive feminine thing still reckoning her age in teens--beneath the glorious blue and gold canopy of the skies of Italy.

Their meeting and brief courtship had been pure romance--romance such as is bred in that land of mellow warmth and colour, where the flower of passion sometimes buds and blooms within the span of a single day.

In like manner had sprung to life the



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