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The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Mrs. Catherick - Story The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Mrs. Catherick - Story

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Mrs. Catherick - Story
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY MRS. CATHERICK SIR,--You have not come back, as you said you would. No matter--I know the news, and I write to tell you so. Did you see anything particular in my face when you left me? I was wondering, in my own mind, whether the day of his downfall had come at last, and whether you were the chosen instrument for working it. You were, and you HAVE worked it. You were weak enough, as I have heard, to try and save his life. If you had succeeded, I should have looked... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2815

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 11 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 11

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 11
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XIThe inquest was hurried for certain local reasons which weighed with the coroner and the town authorities. It was held on the afternoon of the next day. I was necessarily one among the witnesses summoned to assist the objects of the investigation. My first proceeding in the morning was to go to the post-office, and inquire for the letter which I expected from Marian. No change of circumstances, however extraordinary, could affect the one great anxiety which weighed on my mind while I was away from London. The... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1118

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 10 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 10

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 10
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER XOnce out of sight of the church, I pressed forward briskly on my way to Knowlesbury. The road was, for the most part, straight and level. Whenever I looked back over it I saw the two spies steadily following me. For the greater part of the way they kept at a safe distance behind. But once or twice they quickened their pace, as if with the purpose of overtaking me, then stopped, consulted together, and fell back again to their former position. They had some special object evidently in... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1878

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 9 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 9

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 9
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER IXI Left the house, feeling that Mrs. Catherick had helped me a step forward, in spite of herself. Before I had reached the turning which led out of the square, my attention was suddenly aroused by the sound of a closing door behind me. I looked round, and saw an undersized man in black on the door-step of a house, which, as well as I could judge, stood next to Mrs. Catherick's place of abode--next to it, on the side nearest to me. The man did not hesitate a moment... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1908

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 8 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 8

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 8
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER VIIIWhen I reached home again after my interview with Mrs. Clements, I was struck by the appearance of a change in Laura. The unvarying gentleness and patience which long misfortune had tried so cruelly and had never conquered yet, seemed now to have suddenly failed her. Insensible to all Marian's attempts to soothe and amuse her, she sat, with her neglected drawing pushed away on the table, her eyes resolutely cast down, her fingers twining and untwining themselves restlessly in her lap. Marian rose when I came in, with a... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2813

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 7 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 7

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 7
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER VIIThus far the information which I had received from Mrs. Clements--though it established facts of which I had not previously been aware--was of a preliminary character only. It was clear that the series of deceptions which had removed Anne Catherick to London, and separated her from Mrs. Clements, had been accomplished solely by Count Fosco and the Countess, and the question whether any part of the conduct of husband or wife had been of a kind to place either of them within reach of the law might be well worthy of future... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1140

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 6 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 6

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 6
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER VIThe address communicated by Mrs. Todd took me to a lodging-house situated in a respectable street near the Gray's Inn Road. When I knocked the door was opened by Mrs. Clements herself. She did not appear to remember me, and asked what my business was. I recalled to her our meeting in Limmeridge churchyard at the close of my interview there with the woman in white, taking special care to remind her that I was the person who assisted Anne Catherick (as Anne had herself declared) to escape the pursuit... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 614

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 5 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 5

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 5
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER VThe story of my first inquiries in Hampshire is soon told. My early departure from London enabled me to reach Mr. Dawson's house in the forenoon. Our interview, so far as the object of my visit was concerned, led to no satisfactory result. Mr. Dawson's books certainly showed when he had resumed his attendance on Miss Halcombe at Blackwater Park, but it was not possible to calculate back from this date with any exactness, without such help from Mrs. Michelson as I knew she was unable to afford. She could... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2206

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 2 The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 2

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 2
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER IIMy position is defined--my motives are acknowledged. The story of Marian and the story of Laura must come next. I shall relate both narratives, not in the words (often interrupted, often inevitably confused) of the speakers themselves, but in the words of the brief, plain, studiously simple abstract which I committed to writing for my own guidance, and for the guidance of my legal adviser. So the tangled web will be most speedily and most intelligibly unrolled. The story of Marian begins where the narrative of the housekeeper at Blackwater Park... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1374

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

The Woman In White - Epoch 3 - The Story Continued By Walter Hartright - Chapter 1
EPOCH III THE STORY CONTINUED BY WALTER HARTRIGHT CHAPTER II open a new page. I advance my narrative by one week. The history of the interval which I thus pass over must remain unrecorded. My heart turns faint, my mind sinks in darkness and confusion when I think of it. This must not be, if I who write am to guide, as I ought, you who read. This must not be, if the clue that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands. A life suddenly changed--its... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 731

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued In Several Narratives - Narratives The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued In Several Narratives - Narratives

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued In Several Narratives - Narratives
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED IN SEVERAL NARRATIVES 1. THE NARRATIVE OF HESTER PINHORN, COOK IN THE SERVICE OF COUNT FOSCO (Taken down from her own statement) I am sorry to say that I have never learnt to read or write. I have been a hard-working woman all my life, and have kept a good character. I know that it is a sin and wickedness to say the thing which is not, and I will truly beware of doing so on this occasion. All that I know I will tell, and I humbly beg the gentleman who... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1767

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Eliza Michelson - Chapter 2 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Eliza Michelson - Chapter 2

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Eliza Michelson - Chapter 2
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY ELIZA MICHELSON CHAPTER IIThe next event that occurred was of so singular a nature that it might have caused me a feeling of superstitious surprise, if my mind had not been fortified by principle against any pagan weakness of that sort. The uneasy sense of something wrong in the family which had made me wish myself away from Blackwater Park, was actually followed, strange to say, by my departure from the house. It is true that my absence was for a temporary period only, but the coincidence was, in my opinion, not the... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2341

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Eliza Michelson - Chapter 1 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Eliza Michelson - Chapter 1

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Eliza Michelson - Chapter 1
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY ELIZA MICHELSON CHAPTER I(Housekeeper at Blackwater Park) I am asked to state plainly what I know of the progress of Miss Halcombe's illness and of the circumstances under which Lady Glyde left Blackwater Park for London. The reason given for making this demand on me is, that my testimony is wanted in the interests of truth. As the widow of a clergyman of the Church of England (reduced by misfortune to the necessity of accepting a situation), I have been taught to place the claims of truth above all other considerations. I... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2056

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Frederick Fairlie - Story The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Frederick Fairlie - Story

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Frederick Fairlie - Story
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY FREDERICK FAIRLIE, ESQ., OF LIMMERIDGE HOUSE(2) (2) The manner in which Mr. Fairlie's Narrative and other Narratives that are shortly to follow it, were originally obtained, forms the subject of an explanation which will appear at a later period. It is the grand misfortune of my life that nobody will let me alone. Why--I ask everybody--why worry ME? Nobody answers that question, and nobody lets me alone. Relatives, friends, and strangers all combine to annoy me. What have I done? I ask myself, I ask my servant, Louis, fifty times a day--what... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3264

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 10 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 10

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 10
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER XJune 20th.--Eight o'clock. The sun is shining in a clear sky. I have not been near my bed--I have not once closed my weary wakeful eyes. From the same window at which I looked out into the darkness of last night, I look out now at the bright stillness of the morning. I count the hours that have passed since I escaped to the shelter of this room by my own sensations--and those hours seem like weeks. How short a time, and yet how long to ME--since I sank... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3454

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 9 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 9

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 9
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER IXJune 19th.--Once safely shut into my own room, I opened these pages, and prepared to go on with that part of the day's record which was still left to write. For ten minutes or more I sat idle, with the pen in my hand, thinking over the events of the last twelve hours. When I at last addressed myself to my task, I found a difficulty in proceeding with it which I had never experienced before. In spite of my efforts to fix my thoughts on the matter in... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1541

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 6 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 6

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 6
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER VIJune 18th.--The misery of self-reproach which I suffered yesterday evening, on hearing what Laura told me in the boat-house, returned in the loneliness of the night, and kept me waking and wretched for hours. I lighted my candle at last, and searched through my old journals to see what my share in the fatal error of her marriage had really been, and what I might have once done to save her from it. The result soothed me a little for it showed that, however blindly and ignorantly I acted, I... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 3170

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 5 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 5

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 5
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER VJune 17th.--When the dinner hour brought us together again, Count Fosco was in his usual excellent spirits. He exerted himself to interest and amuse us, as if he was determined to efface from our memories all recollection of what had passed in the library that afternoon. Lively descriptions of his adventures in travelling, amusing anecdotes of remarkable people whom he had met with abroad, quaint comparisons between the social customs of various nations, illustrated by examples drawn from men and women indiscriminately all over Europe, humorous confessions of the... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 2304

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 4 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 4

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 4
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER IVJune 17th.--Just as my hand was on the door of my room, I heard Sir Percival's voice calling to me from below. "I must beg you to come downstairs again," he said. "It is Fosco's fault, Miss Halcombe, not mine. He has started some nonsensical objection to his wife being one of the witnesses, and has obliged me to ask you to join us in the library." I entered the room immediately with Sir Percival. Laura was waiting by the writing-table, twisting and turning her garden hat uneasily... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1523

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 3 The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 3

The Woman In White - The Epoch 2 - The Story Continued By Marian Halcombe - Chapter 3
THE EPOCH II THE STORY CONTINUED BY MARIAN HALCOMBE CHAPTER IIIJune 16th.--I have a few lines more to add to this day's entry before I go to bed to-night. About two hours after Sir Percival rose from the luncheon-table to receive his solicitor, Mr. Merriman, in the library, I left my room alone to take a walk in the plantations. Just as I was at the end of the landing the library door opened and the two gentlemen came out. Thinking it best not to disturb them by appearing on the stairs, I resolved to defer going down till they... Long Stories - Post by : aikpin - Date : May 2012 - Author : Wilkie Collins - Read : 1556