I had visions of him as a forger shut up in a cell. When the bell rang late at night I used to tremble wondering if it were he escaped from prison, coming to us for shelter. Then at the end, as so often happens, it came out just by chance. Some people were sitting behind a screen at a reception .
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Cannot put it down.
I read the whole book in one sitting. It's a story you can't put down, a story of sorrow and suffering and true joy. I loved it.