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BOOK VIII. 

CHAPTER I. 

"A LITTLE FIRE BURNS UP A GREAT DEAL OF CORN."--OLD PROVERB. 

Guy Darrell resumed the thread of solitary life at Fawley with a calm
which was deeper in its gloom than it had been before.  The experiment of
return to the social world had failed.  The resolutions which had induced
the experiment were finally renounced.  Five years nearer to death, and
the last hope that had flitted across the narrowing passage to the grave,
fallen like a faithless torch from his own hand, and trodden out by his
own foot. 

It was peculiarly in the nature of Darrell to connect his objects with
posterity--to regard eminence in the Present but as a beacon-height from

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