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The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 2 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 2

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 2
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER IIJune 15th.--The confusion of their arrival has had time to subside. Two days have elapsed since the return of the travellers, and that interval has sufficed to put the new machinery of our lives at Blackwater Park in fair working order. I may now return to my journal, with some little chance of being able to continue the entries in it as collectedly as usual. I think I must begin by putting down an odd remark which has suggested itself to me since Laura came back. When two members of a... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2326

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 1 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 1

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 1
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER IBLACKWATER PARK, HAMPSHIRE. June 11th, 1850.--Six months to look back on--six long, lonely months since Laura and I last saw each other! How many days have I still to wait? Only one! To-morrow, the twelfth, the travellers return to England. I can hardly realise my own happiness--I can hardly believe that the next four-and-twenty hours will complete the last day of separation between Laura and me. She and her husband have been in Italy all the winter, and afterwards in the Tyrol. They come back, accompanied by Count Fosco... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1208

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 2 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 2

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 2
EPOCH ITHE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER IILIMMERIDGE HOUSE. November 27th.--My forebodings are realised. The marriage is fixed for the twenty-second of December. The day after we left for Polesdean Lodge Sir Percival wrote, it seems, to Mr. Fairlie, to say that the necessary repairs and alterations in his house in Hampshire would occupy a much longer time in completion than he had originally anticipated. The proper estimates were to be submitted to him as soon as possible, and it would greatly facilitate his entering into definite arrangements with the workpeople, if he could be informed of the... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 636

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 1 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 1

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 1
EPOCH ITHE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER I(in Extracts from her Diary) LIMMERIDGE HOUSE, Nov. 8.(1) (1) The passages omitted, here and elsewhere, in Miss Halcombe's Diary are only those which bear no reference to Miss Fairlie or to any of the persons with whom she is associated in these pages. This morning Mr. Gilmore left us. His interview with Laura had evidently grieved and surprised him more than he liked to confess. I felt afraid, from his look and manner when we parted, that she might have inadvertently betrayed to him the real secret of her depression and... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1654

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Vincent Gilmore - Chapter 2 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Vincent Gilmore - Chapter 2

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Vincent Gilmore - Chapter 2
EPOCH ITHE STORY CONTINUED BY VINCENT GILMORE CHAPTER IIWe all met again at dinner-time. Sir Percival was in such boisterous high spirits that I hardly recognised him as the same man whose quiet tact, refinement, and good sense had impressed me so strongly at the interview of the morning. The only trace of his former self that I could detect reappeared, every now and then, in his manner towards Miss Fairlie. A look or a word from her suspended his loudest laugh, checked his gayest flow of talk, and rendered him all attention to her, and to no one else... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3295

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Vincent Gilmore - Chapter 1 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Vincent Gilmore - Chapter 1

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Continued By Vincent Gilmore - Chapter 1
EPOCH ITHE STORY CONTINUED BY VINCENT GILMORE CHAPTER I(of Chancery Lane, Solicitor) I write these lines at the request of my friend, Mr. Walter Hartright. They are intended to convey a description of certain events which seriously affected Miss Fairlie's interests, and which took place after the period of Mr. Hartright's departure from Limmeridge House. There is no need for me to say whether my own opinion does or does not sanction the disclosure of the remarkable family story, of which my narrative forms an important component part. Mr. Hartright has taken that responsibility on himself, and circumstances yet to... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3128

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 15 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 15

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 15
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XVAs we walked round to the front of the house a fly from the railway approached us along the drive. Miss Halcombe waited on the door-steps until the fly drew up, and then advanced to shake hands with an old gentleman, who got out briskly the moment the steps were let down. Mr. Gilmore had arrived. I looked at him, when we were introduced to each other, with an interest and a curiosity which I could hardly conceal. This old man was to remain at Limmeridge House after I had... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1093

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 14 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 14

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 14
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XIVHalf an hour later I was back at the house, and was informing Miss Halcombe of all that had happened. She listened to me from beginning to end with a steady, silent attention, which, in a woman of her temperament and disposition, was the strongest proof that could be offered of the serious manner in which my narrative affected her. "My mind misgives me," was all she said when I had done. "My mind misgives me sadly about the future." "The future may depend," I suggested, "on the use we make of... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 608

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 13 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 13

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 13
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XIIIThe exposed situation of the churchyard had obliged me to be cautious in choosing the position that I was to occupy. The main entrance to the church was on the side next to the burial-ground, and the door was screened by a porch walled in on either side. After some little hesitation, caused by natural reluctance to conceal myself, indispensable as that concealment was to the object in view, I had resolved on entering the porch. A loophole window was pierced in each of its side walls. Through one of these... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1003

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 12 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 12

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 12
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XIIOur inquiries at Limmeridge were patiently pursued in all directions, and among all sorts and conditions of people. But nothing came of them. Three of the villagers did certainly assure us that they had seen the woman, but as they were quite unable to describe her, and quite incapable of agreeing about the exact direction in which she was proceeding when they last saw her, these three bright exceptions to the general rule of total ignorance afforded no more real assistance to us than the mass of their unhelpful and unobservant... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 742

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 11 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 11

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 11
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XINot a word more was said, on either side, as we walked back to the house. Miss Halcombe hastened immediately to her sister's room, and I withdrew to my studio to set in order all of Mr. Fairlie's drawings that I had not yet mounted and restored before I resigned them to the care of other hands. Thoughts that I had hitherto restrained, thoughts that made my position harder than ever to endure, crowded on me now that I was alone. She was engaged to be married, and her future husband... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2029

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 10 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 10

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 10
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XIt was on a Thursday in the week, and nearly at the end of the third month of my sojourn in Cumberland. In the morning, when I went down into the breakfast-room at the usual hour, Miss Halcombe, for the first time since I had known her, was absent from her customary place at the table. Miss Fairlie was out on the lawn. She bowed to me, but did not come in. Not a word had dropped from my lips, or from hers, that could unsettle either of us--and yet the... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2430

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 7 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 7

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 7
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER VIIMy conductor led me upstairs into a passage which took us back to the bedchamber in which I had slept during the past night; and opening the door next to it, begged me to look in. "I have my master's orders to show you your own sitting-room, sir," said the man, "and to inquire if you approve of the situation and the light." I must have been hard to please, indeed, if I had not approved of the room, and of everything about it. The bow-window looked out on the same lovely... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2598

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 6 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 6

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 6
EPOCH THE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER VIWhen I rose the next morning and drew up my blind, the sea opened before me joyously under the broad August sunlight, and the distant coast of Scotland fringed the horizon with its lines of melting blue. The view was such a surprise, and such a change to me, after my weary London experience of brick and mortar landscape, that I seemed to burst into a new life and a new set of thoughts the moment I looked at it. A confused sensation of having suddenly lost my familiarity with the past,... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1234

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 5 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 5

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 5
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER V"She has escaped from my Asylum!" I cannot say with truth that the terrible inference which those words suggested flashed upon me like a new revelation. Some of the strange questions put to me by the woman in white, after my ill-considered promise to leave her free to act as she pleased, had suggested the conclusion either that she was naturally flighty and unsettled, or that some recent shock of terror had disturbed the balance of her faculties. But the idea of absolute insanity which we all associate with the very name... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3214

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 4 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 4

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 4
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER IVThe heat had been painfully oppressive all day, and it was now a close and sultry night. My mother and sister had spoken so many last words, and had begged me to wait another five minutes so many times, that it was nearly midnight when the servant locked the garden-gate behind me. I walked forward a few paces on the shortest way back to London, then stopped and hesitated. The moon was full and broad in the dark blue starless sky, and the broken ground of the heath looked wild enough in... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2761

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 3 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 3

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 3
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER IIIPesca's face and manner, on the evening when we confronted each other at my mother's gate, were more than sufficient to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. It was quite useless, however, to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only conjecture, while he was dragging me in by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the cottage to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell of an unusually agreeable kind. We both bounced into the parlour in... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 631

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 2 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 2

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 2
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER IIIt was the last day of July. The long hot summer was drawing to a close; and we, the weary pilgrims of the London pavement, were beginning to think of the cloud-shadows on the corn-fields, and the autumn breezes on the sea-shore. For my own poor part, the fading summer left me out of health, out of spirits, and, if the truth must be told, out of money as well. During the past year I had not managed my professional resources as carefully as usual; and my extravagance now limited me to... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1200

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 1 The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 1

The Woman In White - Epoch 1 - The Story Begun By Walter Hartright - Chapter 1
EPOCH ITHE STORY BEGUN BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER I(of Clement's Inn, Teacher of Drawing) This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. If the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a Court of Justice. But the Law is still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the... Long Stories - Post by : ldjhns - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1383

The Queen Of Hearts -  -  The Morning The Queen Of Hearts - - The Morning

The Queen Of Hearts -  -  The Morning
THE wind is fainter, but there is still no calm. The rain is ceasing, but there is still no sunshine. The view from my window shows me the mist heavy on the earth, and a dim gray veil drawn darkly over the sky. Less than twelve hours since, such a prospect would have saddened me for the day. I look out at it this morning, through the bright medium of my own happiness, and not the shadow of a shade falls across the steady inner sunshine that is poring over my heart. The pen lingers fondly in my hand, and yet... Long Stories - Post by : mr.shih - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1544