By Wilkie Collins
After a long time within the goldfields of California, Matthew Grice returns domestic to look for Mary, a disabled circus performer and the daughter of his lifeless sister. yet every little thing isn't really what it kind of feels as Matthew's quest for the lady, and after, for the girl's father, takes him on an unforeseen trip jam-packed with seduction, abandonment and hidden identities.
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