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Stories by American Authors, Volume 10

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,626 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 471
Added to site: 2010.02.09 26618

Pancha by T. A. Janvier
The Ablest Man In The World by E. P. Mitchell
Young Moll's Peevy by C. A. Stephens
Manmat'ha by Charles De Kay
A Daring Fiction by H. H. Boyesen
The Story Of Two Lives by Julia Schayer

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ttle chance, perhaps, that in sheer pity of his forlornness she might have given Pedro her love. This, of course, showed how weak and how thoughtless Pancha was; how ignorant of the feelings of society; how careless of the good opinion of the world. To be sure, the possibility of her loving Pedro never passed beyond a possibility; but that it went so far counted for a great deal to him, to whom, in all his life, no single gleam nor even faintest hope of love had ever come. The gentle glance or two which she had cast him in her compassionate sorrow for his friendlessness sank down into the depths of Pedro's heart, and bred there for her that great love--tender, yet almost stern in its fierce intensity--to which only a passionate, repressed nature can give birth. And through the year that passed after Pepe had gained his captaincy, and at the same time Pancha's favor, Pedro's love had grown yet stronger and deeper,--growing the more, perhaps, because it was so hopeless and so deeply hid; but Pancha, whose very



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