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Lady Merton, Colonist

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Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,573 / 219 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 713
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9436

An ultra-feminine study of the conflict between East and West, civilization and the wilderness, silk lingerie and rough, red, medicated flannel. Specifically, it is the story of Lady Merton, a young English widow of aristocratic lineage and hothouse tastes, who goes out to the Canadian Northwest with a sick brother and there falls in love with George Anderson, son of a border outlaw.

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the loneliness of its long, long journey. A little shiver stole upon her, the old tremor of man in presence of a nature not yet tamed to his needs, not yet identified with his feelings, still full therefore of stealthy and hostile powers, creeping unawares upon his life.

"This champagne is not nearly as good as last night," said Philip discontentedly. "Yerkes must really try for something better at Winnipeg. When do we arrive?"

"Oh, some time to-morrow evening."

"What a blessing we're going to bed!" said the boy, lighting his cigarette. "You won't be able to bother me about lakes, Lisa."

But he smiled at her as he spoke, and Elizabeth was so enchanted to notice the gradual passing away of the look of illness, the brightening of the eye, and slight filling out of the face, that he might tease her as he pleased.

Within an hour Philip Gaddesden was stretched on a comfortable bed sound asleep. The two servants had made up berths in the dining-room; Elizabeth's maid slept in the saloon. Elizabeth h



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