The Vicar's People

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The Vicar's People by George Manville Fenn

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, close red line of his lips, as he appeared to her last when he took her hand to raise it respectfully to the said thin lips; and, as she, seemed to meet his eyes, she shuddered, and wished that she could change places with the poorest girl upon the cliff.

"Miss Pavey, ma'am," said a footman, and she started, for she had not heard him enter; "in the drawing-room, ma'am."

Rhoda rose hastily, and tried to smooth away the lines of care, as she hurried into the room to meet her visitor.

CHAPTER TWO.

THE ADVENTURER.

"How much farther is it, coachman?"

"Carnac, sir? Just four miles. There it lies! Yonder white houses, by the cove, with the high rocks o' both sides."

"Four miles? Why, it does not seem two."

"It's all four, sir," said the driver, giving his long whip a whishthrough the air, making the leaders of the four-horse coach sh

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