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I Nobel.

BY F. DEVONSHIRE,

AUTHOR OF “EMILY FOINDER.”

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
CHARLES J. SKEET, 10, KING WILLIAM STREET,

CHARING CROSS.

· 1867.
The right of translation is reserved.

250. 12. Dec

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TEE WHITE LIE.

CHAPTER I.

DROPPED THREADS IN A TANGLED SKEIN.

Time may be said to fly with the wings of an eagle, so swift is its transit, so imperious its progress; but it also resembles the king of birds in another aspect. Like him, it is partial and arbitrary in its mischievous and fatal swoops. Over one locality it sweeps rapidly, leaving no impress of its presence when its attendant shadows have faded; whilst on another it darts furiously time after time, soaring and circling about it, that it may rend and devastate ad

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