Green Mansions

Green Mansions

Green Mansions

Green Mansions

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It is a cause of very great regret to me that this task has taken so much longer a time than I had expected for its completion. It is now many months -- over a year, in fact -- since I wrote to Georgetown announcing my intention of publishing, in a very few months, the whole truth about Mr. Abel. Hardly less could have been looked for from his nearest friend, and I had hoped that the discussion in the newspapers would have ceased, at all events, until the appearance of the promised book. It has not been so; and at this distance from Guiana I was not aware of how much conjectural matter was being printed week by week in the local Press, some of which must have been painful reading to Mr. Abel's friends. A darkened chamber, the existence of which had never been suspected in that familiar house in Main Street, fur-

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