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When you came to me, I was willing to promise anything if you would only do away with the other Witch; but, now that you have melted her, I am ashamed to say that I cannot keep my promises."
Nor needst thou count this wonderful, for things and chances fall to the lot of such knights in ways so unexampled and unexpected that I might easily give thee even more than I promise thee."
He refused to listen to me, as he had refused to listen to his mother; and he held me at the same time to my promise to keep his secret.
"I thank you, most sincerely, Major," I said "You have convinced me that I must not ask you to forget, on my account, the promise which you have given to my husband.
"I was going to say," I rejoined, "that your promise only pledges you not to tell the secret which my husband is keeping from me.
"Thus far," he said, "I have rigidly respected the promise which I made to your husband.
A man who has betrayed a woman under a promise of marriage is forced by that law (in the interests of public morality) to acknowledge her as his wife."
With the promise of merciless vengeance written in the Devil s writing on his Devil-possessed face, he kept his eyes fixed on the hated woman whom he had ruined--on the hated woman who was fastened to him as his wife.
"On the faith of the written promise of marriage exchanged between you in Scotland," he said, "you claim Mr.
She said if I didn't promise she'd die right there and I'd have killed her.
"Then you promise to send for me sometimes, Christine?"
"I promise to go to school every day, to study, and to succeed--"
I promise you, Father, that I'll learn a trade, and I'll be the comfort and staff of your old age."
I've thought before of asking him to absolve me from my promise, but I've not had the courage to determine on it."
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