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Kept in the Dark

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Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,397 / 208 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,111
Added to site: 2007.09.11 18186

First published in serial form from May through December, 1882, in Good Words and in book form in 1882. Trollope died during the last month of serial publication.

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-as to which place she found he had a taste. And, joined to all the rest, there came a conviction that his real tastes did take that direction. She had never before heard that he had a passion for the turf; but if it should turn out that he was a gambler! Had any of her friends mentioned such an idea to her a week ago, how she would have rebuked that friend! But now she added this to her other grievances, and began to tell herself that she had become engaged to a man whom she did not know and whom she already doubted.

Then there came a week of very troubled existence,--of existence the more troubled because she had no one to whom to tell her trouble. As to putting confidence in her mother,--that idea never occurred to her. Her mother among her friends was the humblest of all. To tell her mother that she was going to be married was a matter of course, but she had never consulted her mother on the subject. And now, at the end of the week, she had almost resolved to break with the man without having intim



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