Adele, a Tale Volume 3

Adele, a Tale Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... Osborne, too, looked strange, I thought, and even Capitaine Joseph did not seem quite as happy as usual. Has anything happened?" He asked how she could put such a question. "What ails them all?" she persisted, looking with aA wondering smile up in her husband's face. The dinner bell, ringing loud and clear, spared him the trouble of replying. "So late!" cried Adele; "would you have thought it Mr. Osborne did not answer---he had not heard her. With a clouded brow he was folding up Monsieur de Launay's letter, and putting it in his pocket. He did not see Adele stealing softly behind him, he was not aware of her intent, until her light hand had snatched the letter from his. He turned round, red with involuntary displeasure. She laughed gaily, and holding the letter behind her back, she looked at him with sparkling eyes. "I have got it back again," she said, merrily. "What will you give me for it now?" Mr. Osborne'bit his lip and tried to smile. Poor Adele little knew how sad was her jest, how ill-timed was her revenge to her husband. But he earnestly wished her to know nothing, and dreading lest she should catch a glimpse of that letter, or divine its contents, he tried, as we said, to smile, and asked what she wanted? "Shall I get it?" "Certainly!--that is to say, if you will at once restore my property," he added. He spoke negligently, yet his wife noticed a sort of anxiety in his look. She placed the letter in his hand, and it seemed to her that he took it eagerly. Carefully he put it away in his pocket-book, and carefully he placed his pocket--book in his safest pocket. "What is that letter about?" she asked, curiously....show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810163
  • 9781236810168