Andromeda Volume 1

Andromeda Volume 1

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...to have this friend to talk to him. "I'm glad I do speak English. I had to learn it because I am a gentleman; and all gentlemen study things and go_ into the army and go to court. I don't see why. If I were grown up, I should go back to San Donato. When I am a man, I shall live in the country," he added, lowering his voice, and with a hesitating look at the priest, who had seated himself at some little distance from them, and was apparently absorbed in a book taking no heed of their conversation. "I should like to live by the sea, you know, and have Father Faber to play to me on his violin." "H--m," said Nevil. "Look here. My father doesn't go to court. And he isn't in the army either." "Well, but, Nevil, all gentlemen are. I don't see why, but they are," Richard persisted, with much gravity. "lily father's too busy. He goes down into the city every day and sits in his office. But I'd--I'd----I tell you what it is, I'd punch anybody's head who said my father wasn't a gentleman," said Andromeda. I. 10 Nevil hotly, his face reddening, and his blue eyes beginning to flash. Fortunately, at this critical juncture the door opened again. The Abbe gave one quick side glance up from his book, then went on reading steadily, with a quiet smile upon his face. There had come in a most beautiful little girl of about twelve, who proceeded to walk down the long hall with the greatest deliberation, and came and stood directly in front of Master Nevil. "I am Gina. I came because they sent me. But now that I am come, I hope you intend to make it amusing for me," she said, looking straight at him, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947223
  • 9781236947222