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was too nearly connected with such a villain as Winter for an honourable man; they reminded her of Winter's desperate character, of his late unusual visits, of the hitherto unexplained absence of Taylor, of More's ruin, of her father's trips to Moreton, of his close application to business, of his evident anxiety for her marriage, and finally of the dark consequences to which he alluded as the penalty of her having thwarted his wishes and More's advances.
She became bewildered at length with the confusion of painful reflections that crowded upon her. She dared not attempt to fathom them. Her father must be mistaken about More—More must be mistaken about her father; Winter was the most shocking villain she had ever heard of, and she herself was partly to blame for everything
Such, in plain terms, is the nearest solu
tion we can give of the unsatisfactory conclusion she gradually arrived at. To make further discoveries, to set her own mind at rest by clearing up the mist which had settled upon her father's character, was the work of many weeks.
END OF VOL. II.
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