Charles Rex

Charles Rex

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Charles Rex by Ethel May Dell

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1922

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Charles Rex

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The struggle against a hidden secret, and the love of a strong man and a courageous woman make this story one that is regarded as Miss Dell's best.

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which a myriad coloured lights rocked and swam. And still his features wore that monkeyish look of unrest, of discontent and quizzical irony oddly mingled. He felt the lure, but it was not strong enough. Its influence had lost its potency.

He need not have been alone. He had left the hotel with friends, but he had drifted away from them in the crowd. One of them--a girl--had sought somewhat palpably to keep him near her, and he had responded with some show of ardour for a time, and then something about her had struck a note of discord within him and the glamour had faded.

"Little fool!" he murmured to himself. "She'd give me her heart to break if I'd have it."

And then he laughed in sheer ridicule of his own jaded senses. He recognized the indifference of satiety. An easy conquest no longer attracted him.

He began to stroll towards the quay, loitering here and there as if to give to Fates a chance to keep him if they would. Yes, Sheila Melrose was a little idiot. Why couldn't she realize that she

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I would definitley recommend this. It was a good read, in depth characters, a little mysterious and heart warming.
This is really a sequel to The Hundredth Chance, and a lot of Charles Rex's past is explained by reading that book. I wish it were available as an ebook.
i fist thought it was a biography. when i read the name of the book.. but its different.. sweet ending..but more details of previous life of charles Rex.. and why his previous engagement has been broken should have been given more precisely....