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BY THE

COUNTESS VON BOTHMER,

Author of Strong Hands and Steadfast Hearts," " A Poet

Hero,Guc. &c.

“ Jealousy is cruel as the grave."

The Song of Solomon.

VOL. II.

LONDON: HENRY S. KING & Co., 65, CORNHILL.

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Cruel as the Grave.

CHAPTER I.

1 MUST BE HAPPY!"

Three years have passed.

Let us look at Lesbia now, and see whether the confident anticipations of her maidenhood have been fulfilled; whether the brilliant hopes, the loving desires of her fresh young heart have been realized, and whether, instead of that rash assertion of triumphant youth—“I must be happy! I shall be happy;" she can say in the calm serenity of her wifehood“I am happy!”

Those three years have not been

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