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Chapter 4 - (VERSO)

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Margaret Lloyd flung his offer back in his face after a fashion that left nothing to be desired in the way of plain speaking.  She would die, she told him passionately, before she would accept a penny or a favor from him. He had preserved an unbroken show of good temper, expressed his heartfelt regret that she should cherish such an unjust opinion of him, and had left her with an oily assurance that he would always be her friend, and would always be delighted to render her any assistance in his power whenever she should choose to ask for it.

The Old Lady had lived for twenty years in the firm conviction that she would die in the poor-


From "Old Lady Lloyd."