Alone [Signed Marion Harland]

Alone [Signed Marion Harland]

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...me safely." The driver scraped and grinned, although his woolly whiskers were hoary with rime. "Pity all women can't be agreeable," said the escort, trudging through the drifts to his hack. That a gentleman of his temperament was ever otherwise, even on a raw morning, did not occur to him. An omnibus blocked up the street; Ellen's carriage was behind it, and the driver's objurgative eloquence retarded, instead of quickening, the movements of its proprietor, who was stowing away baggage upon the roof. "Hallo!" cried a young man to another, who was knocking the snow from his boots against the curb-stone, "When did you get in?" "Just now. Horrid weather for March!--isn't it? Any news going?" "Not a bit; all frozen up--ah, yes I Lynn Holmes is dead." "What! not the artist? When did it happen? I saw him on the street a week ago. Another duel?" "No--lung fever. He died night before last, after fortyeight hours' illness." "Shocking!" "Ellen, you are white as a sheet!" was Mrs. Morris's greeting. "My dear child, are you sick?" "No, ma'am, only cold; oh! so cold!" "Come to the fire." "I think I will lie down awhile--I am chilled to the heart." The servant who carried her breakfast reported her asleep, and the careful mother would not let them waken her. Later in the day she took up a cup of coffee to her. She was motionless; her head covered. "My daughter!" said Mrs. Morris, softly, drawing down the coverlet. She looked at her, but did not speak. "How do you feel now?" "I don't know, ma'am." "You are not quite awake yet, I believe," said her mother, smiling. "Here, drink this;...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535014
  • 9781236535016