The American Rose Annual Volume 4

The American Rose Annual Volume 4

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...she had started to draw for their use. Noting her disappointment, the officer first thanks her and then tells her that he and his men must obey certain regulations. Lifting his eyes from the ruddy face of this peasant war worker, he notes for the first time her neat little house, with its tiny but well-kept grounds, but, most striking of all, the wonderful Gloire de Dijon rose which luxuriates and rambles all over the south side of the cottage, and is even sending forth enterprising shoots on the roof itself. In his stumbling French he felicitates Madame on her beautiful Gloire de Dijon. "Ah, mon Cajritaine, you love the rose; you know my wonderful one by name--it is most strange! Would you care to see my other plants? I have some very beautiful roses, is it not so? None can compare with mine, everyone says it. Voila mon Capitaine" as he follows her, "Do you know what this is, and this?" Fortunately for her opinion of him, he does know, and smilingly identifies a fine standard of Lady Ashtown, unmistakably distinct, a Druschki, with wonderful petalage and substance, and several other well-known varieties; but he is unable to name an attractive yellow climber with a bloom almost like Sinety which she calls Nikola, and he forgets the name of a stalwart specimen of Queen of the Belgians. It is shaded and cool in the little rose-garden, and the perfume brings back memories of other roses and other gardens, for they are all so much the same in many ways; even the neverfailing aphis is busy as usual. The men crowd nearer; another officer enters the little garden, and Madame is overjoyed to see them all, and does the honors unaffectedly, making all welcome in her delightful French way, quite evidently glad to see them and especially...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566297
  • 9781236566294