Mademoiselle Source had adopted this boy under very sad circumstances. She was at the time thirty-six years old. She was disfigured, having in her infancy slipped off her nurse’s lap into the fireplace, and getting her face so shockingly burned that it ever afterward presented a frightful appearance. This deformity had made her resolve not to marry, for she did not want any man to marry her for her money. The Orphan reads like a whodunnit, but watch the narrator carefully; there’s some shading of facts going on and it isn’t always clear who is responsible for the shading. This [Read More]