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By Wilkie Collins

ISBN-10: 1443441015

ISBN-13: 9781443441018

A long-ago homicide unites distantly-related cousins, one in every of whom appears to be like doomed to copy an identical tragic mistake of his father, a assassin. After operating clear of his abusive domestic, Allan Armadale chases destiny and reinvents himself as Ozias Midwinter. He fast befriends his cousin, additionally named Allan Armadale, who inherits an property yet turns into weighted down through his newfound wealth.

The cousins' dating is extra complex by means of the interference of Lydia Gwilt, a governess and fortune-hunter who was once additionally curious about that long-ago homicide.

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Li and lady Feng, the two of them, kept near the table advising them what to eat, and pressing them to help themselves. In the outer apartments, the married women and waiting-maids in attendance, were, it is true, very numerous; but not even so much as the sound of the cawing of a crow could be heard. The repast over, each one was presented by a waiting-maid, with tea in a small tea tray; but the Lin family had all along impressed upon the mind of their daughter that in order to show due regard to happiness, and to preserve good health, it was essential, after every meal, to wait a while, before drinking any tea, so that it should not do any harm to the intestines.

Whether there be any or not, of that special kind, is of no consequence,” observed madame Wang. ” “I’ve in fact already made every provision,” rejoined Hsi-feng; “knowing very well that my cousin would be arriving within these two days, I have had everything got ready for her. ” Madame Wang gave a smile, nodded her head assentingly, but uttered not a word by way of reply. ” Madame Hsing expressed her assent, and forthwith led Tai-yue to take leave of madame Wang. The whole party escorted them as far as the door of the Entrance Hall, hung with creepers, where several youths had drawn a carriage, painted light blue, with a kingfisher-coloured hood.

There’s, however, one thing I want to talk to you about. Your three female cousins are all, it is true, everything that is nice; and you will, when later on you come together for study, or to learn how to do needlework, or whenever, at any time, you romp and laugh together, find them all most obliging; but there’s one thing that causes me very much concern. I have here one, who is the very root of retribution, the incarnation of all mischief, one who is a ne’er-do-well, a prince of malignant spirits in this family.

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