Anne Hereford; A Novel Volume 2

Anne Hereford; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...for me too self-conscious. "Yes, but I don't know the handwriting. It looks like a lady's. They let me bring the note home; I'll show it you presently. Talking of that----" Without concluding, he rose, went to a side-table, and brought me a box, done up in paper. "There! Don't say I forget you." It contained gloves; 3. good many pairs. Beautiful French gloves of all colours; some dark and useful, others delicate and rare. But I thought it would not be right to accept them, and the tell-tale pink flushed my cheeks. "Don't scruple; they are not from me. Look at the bit of writing paper." I pulled it out of the box. A few words were on it, pencilled by Lady Chandos, asking me to wear the gloves. "It happened that I was going to buy some for my mother to-day. When I went up to her after Black Knave was brought round, I told her Miss Hereford had no gloves left, and she asked me to get you some. There, Miss Hereford." I supposed I might wear them now. The blushes changed to crimson, and I began putting on a glove to cover my confusion. Mr. Chandos ate his grapes with his usual equanimity. "Six and a half. How did you guess my size?" "By your hand. I had seen it, and felt it." As if jealous of the interview--it seemed so to me at the moment--Hill came in to break it. Lady Chandos wanted him in the west wing. He went up at once. I sat thinking of all that had occurred. Would Mr. Edwin Barley indeed claim me? Could he? Would the law allow him? A shiver took me at the thought. The tea waited on the table when he came down again. It seems very monotonous, I feel sure, to be alluding so continually to the meals, but you see they were the chief times...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950682
  • 9781236950680