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Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856-1925), born in Norfolk, England, was once a Victorian author of experience novels set in destinations thought of unique through readers in his local England. "Dawn" used to be his moment novel.

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Then,"— and the following she replaced her complete tone and bearing, and passionately stretched out her fingers in the direction of him,—"my dearest Philip, my existence, my love, i'm going to marry you if you will. " "To-morrow? " "To-morrow, in case you like! " "You needs to promise me whatever first. " "What is it? " "That you'll continue the wedding a whole mystery, and undergo one other identify until eventually my father's dying. in case you don't, he'll most likely disinherit me. " "I don't like your phrases, Philip. i don't like mystery marriages; yet you're giving up a lot to marry me, so i assume i have to hand over whatever to marry you. " "You solemnly promise that not anything shall set off you to bare that you're my spouse until eventually I offer you permission to take action? " "I promise—that is, supplied you don't strength me to in self-defence. " Philip laughed. "You don't need to worry that," he acknowledged. "But how we could organize approximately getting married? " "I can meet you in London. " "Very good. i'm going to move up early to-morrow, and get a licence, after which on Wednesday i will be able to meet you, and we will be married. " "As you'll, Philip; the place shall I meet you? " He gave her an handle which she conscientiously famous down. "Now," she stated, "you needs to pass, it really is past due. definite, you could kiss me now. There, that would do, now move. " In one other minute he used to be long past. "I have gained the game," she mused; "poor Maria. i'm sorry for her, yet maybe hers is the higher half. she's going to recover from it, yet mine is a tragic destiny; i admire passionately, madly, yet i don't belief the fellow i admire. Why should still our marriage be so mystery? He can't be entangled with Maria, or she may have instructed me. " and she or he stretched out her fingers in the direction of the trail wherein he had left her, and cried aloud, within the local tongue that sounded so tender upon her lips, "Oh, my heart's darling! if i'll in basic terms belief you in addition to i admire you, it's a satisfied lady that I may be to-night. " bankruptcy VII * not anything happened to intrude with the course of action selected by way of Hilda and Philip; no misadventure got here to mock them, rushing the Tantalus cup of pleasure to earth ahead of their eyes. to the contrary, inside of forty-eight hours of the dialog recorded within the final bankruptcy, they have been as thoroughly and irrevocably guy and spouse, as a unique licence and the curate of a urban church, assisted via the clerk and the pew-opener, can make them. Then a quick interval of such delirium as grew to become the London accommodations, dingy and stuffy as they have been within the peak of the recent summer time, into a mundane paradise, a backyard of Eden, into which, sadly! the serpent had no use to hunt an front. yet, as was once common, whilst the 1st glory of discovered happiness was once starting to develop faint on their horizon, the younger couple became themselves to think about their place, and located in it, collectively and severally, many stuff that didn't please them. For Philip, certainly, it used to be filled with anxieties, for he had many issues to accommodate. First there has been his mystery engagement to Maria Lee, of which, be it remembered, his spouse used to be completely ignorant, and which used to be in itself a sufficiently awkward affair for a married guy to have on his arms.

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