Nothing more forlorn could be conceived. I know I am undeserving of your bounty; but if I were to tell you what hardships I have undergone—to what frightful extremities I have been reduced—and to what infamy I have submitted, to earn a scanty subsistence for this child's sake, —if you could feel what it is to stand alone in the world as I do, bereft of all who have ever loved me, and shunned by all who have ever known me, except the worthless and the wretched,—if you knew (and Heaven grant you may be spared the knowledge!) how much affliction sharpens love, and how much more dear to me my child has become for every sacrifice I have made for him,—if you were told all this, you would, I am sure, pity rather than reproach me, because I cannot at once consent to a separation, which I feel would break my heart. She might scream until her voice failed; the natives would not come to her aid; they never meddled with the affairs of the whites. But something instinctive prevented that, and with the finest resolve not to be “silly” and prudish she found that whenever he became at all bold in this matter she became severely scientific and impersonal, almost entomological indeed, in her method; she killed every remark as he made it and pinned it out for examination. ‘I’ll play you at your own game,’ he growled, holding the foreshortened foil in place with rigid control. You’re neither of you any longer under arrest. His inclinations prompted him most decidedly to take the vacant chair. ’ ‘The word of whom?’ came scoffingly from the pretty lips. He laid her on their old bed and kissed her from head to toe.
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