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NORA'S LOVE TEST,

VOL. III.

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PRINTED BY MACDONALD AND TUGWELL, BLENHEIM HOUSE,

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NORA'S LOVE TEST.

CHAPTER I.

If any touch my friend, or his good name,
It is my honour and my love, to free

His blasted fame
From the last spot or thought of blame.

GEORGE HERBERT.

WILLOU

TILLOUGHBY FOSTER travelled back to

London with his guests on Monday afternoon ; resolved to exhibit in no half-light his irritation against Nora's neglect of his invitation, and to prove himself highly and justly injured, beyond the power of her soothingeither by unusual apologies or by her usual merry unconcern. Yet, even as he propped and strengthened his resolution (which had been built suddenly on the arrival of the Penningtons

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