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ecent society and a rep
utable employment by me
ans of a false characte
r, and whose position n
ow imposed on her the d
readful necessity of pe
rpetual secrecy and per
petual deceit in relati
on to her past life--su
ch was the aspect in wh
ich the beautiful gover
ness at Thorpe Ambrose
now stood revealed to A
llan's eyes! Falsely re
vealed, or truly reveal
ed? Had she stolen her
way back to decent soci
ety and a reputable emp
loyment by means of a f
alse character? She had
. Did her position impo
se on her the dreadful
necessity of perpetual
Armadale by Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889