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The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LIII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LIII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LIII
While standing thus, absorbed in my gloomy reverie, a gentleman's carriage came round the corner of the road. I did not look at it; and had it rolled quietly by me, I should not have remembered the fact of its appearance at all; but a tiny voice from within it roused me by exclaiming, 'Mamma, mamma, here's Mr. Markham!'I did not hear the reply, but presently the same voice answered, 'It is indeed, mamma - look for yourself.'I did not raise my eyes, but I suppose mamma looked, for a clear melodious voice, whose tones thrilled through my nerves, exclaimed,... Long Stories - Post by : SFIMG - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 1542

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LII
The tardy gig had overtaken me at last. I entered it, and bade the man who brought it drive to Grassdale Manor - I was too busy with my own thoughts to care to drive it myself. I would see Mrs. Huntingdon - there could be no impropriety in that now that her husband had been dead above a year - and by her indifference or her joy at my unexpected arrival I could soon tell whether her heart was truly mine. But my companion, a loquacious, forward fellow, was not disposed to leave me to the indulgence... Long Stories - Post by : Starman - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 2560

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LI The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LI

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter LI
We will now turn to a certain still, cold, cloudy afternoon about the commencement of December, when the first fall of snow lay thinly scattered over the blighted fields and frozen roads, or stored more thickly in the hollows of the deep cart-ruts and footsteps of men and horses impressed in the now petrified mire of last month's drenching rains. I remember it well, for I was walking home from the vicarage with no less remarkable a personage than Miss Eliza Millward by my side. I had been to call upon her father, - a sacrifice to civility undertaken... Long Stories - Post by : jonbd - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 1100

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter L The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter L

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter L
On reading this I had no reason to disguise my joy and hope from Frederick Lawrence, for I had none to be ashamed of. I felt no joy but that his sister was at length released from her afflictive, overwhelming toil - no hope but that she would in time recover from the effects of it, and be suffered to rest in peace and quietness, at least, for the remainder of her life. I experienced a painful commiseration for her unhappy husband (though fully aware that he had brought every particle of his sufferings upon himself, and but too... Long Stories - Post by : cce12247 - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 574

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIX The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIX

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIX
Though Mr. Lawrence's health was now quite re-established, my visits to Woodford were as unremitting as ever; though often less protracted than before. We seldom talked about Mrs. Huntingdon; but yet we never met without mentioning her, for I never sought his company but with the hope of hearing something about her, and he never sought mine at all, because he saw me often enough without. But I always began to talk of other things, and waited first to see if he would introduce the subject. If he did not, I would casually ask, 'Have you heard from your... Long Stories - Post by : lilbiz - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 850

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVIII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVIII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVIII
Five or six days after this Mr. Lawrence paid us the honour of a call; and when he and I were alone together - which I contrived as soon as possible by bringing him out to look at my cornstacks - he showed me another letter from his sister. This one he was quite willing to submit to my longing gaze; he thought, I suppose, it would do me good. The only answer it gave to my message was this:-'Mr. Markham is at liberty to make such revelations concerning me as he judges necessary. He will know that... Long Stories - Post by : Alvin - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 3114

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVII
One morning, about the beginning of November, while I was inditing some business letters, shortly after breakfast, Eliza Millward came to call upon my sister. Rose had neither the discrimination nor the virulence to regard the little demon as I did, and they still preserved their former intimacy. At the moment of her arrival, however, there was no one in the room but Fergus and myself, my mother and sister being both of them absent, 'on household cares intent'; but I was not going to lay myself out for her amusement, whoever else might so incline: I merely... Long Stories - Post by : pkukic - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 923

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVI The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVI

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLVI
I felt strongly tempted, at times, to enlighten my mother and sister on the real character and circumstances of the persecuted tenant of Wildfell Hall, and at first I greatly regretted having omitted to ask that lady's permission to do so; but, on due reflection, I considered that if it were known to them, it could not long remain a secret to the Millwards and Wilsons, and such was my present appreciation of Eliza Millward's disposition, that, if once she got a clue to the story, I should fear she would soon find means to enlighten Mr. Huntingdon upon the place... Long Stories - Post by : magonline - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 1696

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLV The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLV

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLV
Well, Halford, what do you think of all this? and while you read it, did you ever picture to yourself what my feelings would probably be during its perusal? Most likely not; but I am not going to descant upon them now: I will only make this acknowledgment, little honourable as it may be to human nature, and especially to myself, - that the former half of the narrative was, to me, more painful than the latter, not that I was at all insensible to Mrs. Huntingdon's wrongs or unmoved by her sufferings, but, I must confess, I felt... Long Stories - Post by : suewilks - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 2638

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIV The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIV

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIV
October 24th. - Thank heaven, I am free and safe at last. Early we rose, swiftly and quietly dressed, slowly and stealthily descended to the hall Benson stood ready with a light, to open the door and fasten it after us. We were obliged to let one man into our secret on account of the boxes, &c. All the servants were but too well acquainted with their master's conduct, and either Benson or John would have been willing to serve me; but as the former was more staid and elderly, and a crony of Rachel's besides, I... Long Stories - Post by : Bruce_Springste - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 2415

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLIII
October 10th. - Mr. Huntingdon returned about three weeks ago. His appearance, his demeanour and conversation, and my feelings with regard to him, I shall not trouble myself to describe. The day after his arrival, however, he surprised me by the announcement of an intention to procure a governess for little Arthur: I told him it was quite unnecessary, not to say ridiculous, at the present season: I thought I was fully competent to the task of teaching him myself - for some years to come, at least: the child's education was the only pleasure and... Long Stories - Post by : goodbuydays - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 630

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLII
September 1st. - No Mr. Huntingdon yet. Perhaps he will stay among his friends till Christmas; and then, next spring, he will be off again. If he continue this plan, I shall be able to stay at Grassdale well enough - that is, I shall be able to stay, and that is enough; even an occasional bevy of friends at the shooting season may be borne, if Arthur get so firmly attached to me, so well established in good sense and principles before they come that I shall be able, by reason and affection, to keep him pure from... Long Stories - Post by : TestyEL - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 1669

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLI The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLI

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XLI
March 20th. - Having now got rid of Mr. Huntingdon for a season, my spirits begin to revive. He left me early in February; and the moment he was gone, I breathed again, and felt my vital energy return; not with the hope of escape - he has taken care to leave me no visible chance of that - but with a determination to make the best of existing circumstances. Here was Arthur left to me at last; and rousing from my despondent apathy, I exerted all my powers to eradicate the weeds that had been fostered in his... Long Stories - Post by : Subsisting - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 1669

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XL The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XL

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XL
January 10th, 1827. - While writing the above, yesterday evening, I sat in the drawing-room. Mr. Huntingdon was present, but, as I thought, asleep on the sofa behind me. He had risen, however, unknown to me, and, actuated by some base spirit of curiosity, been looking over my shoulder for I know not how long; for when I had laid aside my pen, and was about to close the book, he suddenly placed his hand upon it, and saying, - 'With your leave, my dear, I'll have a look at this,' forcibly wrested it from me, and, drawing a... Long Stories - Post by : DustinStruckman - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 861

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXIX The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXIX

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXIX
My greatest source of uneasiness, in this time of trial, was my son, whom his father and his father's friends delighted to encourage in all the embryo vices a little child can show, and to instruct in all the evil habits he could acquire - in a word, to 'make a man of him' was one of their staple amusements; and I need say no more to justify my alarm on his account, and my determination to deliver him at any hazard from the hands of such instructors. I first attempted to keep him always with me, or in the... Long Stories - Post by : Ken_Stone - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 528

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVIII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVIII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVIII
December 20th, 1826. - The fifth anniversary of my wedding-day, and, I trust, the last I shall spend under this roof. My resolution is formed, my plan concocted, and already partly put in execution. My conscience does not blame me, but while the purpose ripens let me beguile a few of these long winter evenings in stating the case for my own satisfaction: a dreary amusement enough, but having the air of a useful occupation, and being pursued as a task, it will suit me better than a lighter one.In September, quiet Grassdale was again alive with a... Long Stories - Post by : joelmon - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 2481

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVII The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVII

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVII
December 20th, 1825. - Another year is past; and I am weary of this life. And yet I cannot wish to leave it: whatever afflictions assail me here, I cannot wish to go and leave my darling in this dark and wicked world alone, without a friend to guide him through its weary mazes, to warn him of its thousand snares, and guard him from the perils that beset him on every hand. I am not well fitted to be his only companion, I know; but there is no other to supply my place. I am too... Long Stories - Post by : orion - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 1046

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVI The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVI

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXVI
December 20th, 1824. - This is the third anniversary of our felicitous union. It is now two months since our guests left us to the enjoyment of each other's society; and I have had nine weeks' experience of this new phase of conjugal life - two persons living together, as master and mistress of the house, and father and mother of a winsome, merry little child, with the mutual understanding that there is no love, friendship, or sympathy between them. As far as in me lies, I endeavour to live peaceably with him: I treat him with unimpeachable... Long Stories - Post by : holton - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 3237

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXV The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXV

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXV
Nineteenth. - In proportion as Lady Lowborough finds she has nothing to fear from me, and as the time of departure draws nigh, the more audacious and insolent she becomes. She does not scruple to speak to my husband with affectionate familiarity in my presence, when no one else is by, and is particularly fond of displaying her interest in his health and welfare, or in anything that concerns him, as if for the purpose of contrasting her kind solicitude with my cold indifference. And he rewards her by such smiles and glances, such whispered words, or boldly-spoken insinuations,... Long Stories - Post by : seaside - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 2774

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXIV The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXIV

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall - Chapter XXXIV
Evening. - Breakfast passed well over: I was calm and cool throughout. I answered composedly all inquiries respecting my health; and whatever was unusual in my look or manner was generally attributed to the trifling indisposition that had occasioned my early retirement last night. But how am I to get over the ten or twelve days that must yet elapse before they go? Yet why so long for their departure? When they are gone, how shall I get through the months or years of my future life in company with that man - my greatest enemy?... Long Stories - Post by : lombadas2 - Date : February 2011 - Author : Anne Bronte - Read : 2640