Adam Gorlake's Will, by C.E.M

Adam Gorlake's Will, by C.E.M

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...very wrong to-day?" "Oh, Hester was stupid. You have seen how she catches at Miss Hilton's proposals, whatever they may be, as though she were quite alone in the world, never pausing to ask what the rest of us are going to do, or what will be generally convenient. And she knows that while the afternoons are still so short and dark, we can't let her set off all by herself to Cluff. She would begin to talk with Miss Hilton, and not remember to go away until dusk, whatever she promised beforehand. Arthur said, as we were walking home from Church, that she ought to refer invitations to you at present; and that made her very angry. She says Arthur grudges her Miss Hilton's friendship, because he thinks everything ought to be mine. Such nonsense!" said Carry, laughing, but with tears in her eyes. "I don't want Miss Hilton to make friends with me, even if she would, and I'm sure Arthur does not. What do you think of Miss Hilton, Mrs. Millett?" Mrs. Millett hesitated a moment. "I think her a clever, worldly woman," she then said; and checked herself, as though she might have said more. "Not a good friend for Hester?" "No, not a good friend for Hester. A friend likely to foster all Hester's faults. Your brother sees that, I dare say." "But I am afraid it will be of no use to try to interfere," Carry said, sadly. "Hester has been accustomed to take her own way. I only hope Miss Hilton won't set her against me. We have always been happy together until now. I can't bear that Hester should take notions into her head." "Oh, my dear, no new friend could really make mischief between you and Hester," said Mrs. Millett, confidently; and Carry cheered up, and tried to think so...
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628683
  • 9781236628688