Anne Mauleverer Volume 1

Anne Mauleverer 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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...I'm going. If I don't, you'll be wanting to chisel me next. It won't do," she went on rising slowly. "No woman out of Heaven, or an idiot asylum, can live with another and do anything like justice to herself. It's an unnatural contract. In the case of sisters, of course!----if nature winks at a thing, there's no more to be said. At the same time, in my experience, sisters fight like cats. It's more inspiring, possibly, than staring politely at each other three hundred and sixty-five days out of the year. Imagine four meals a day for that period, flavoured solely with sisterly affection! There's a vast deal of discomfort in this world, of which, thanks be to God, we know nothing. Good-bye, Anne!" "I hope," thought Mrs. Turrle, as she descended the stairs, "I hope I don't shirk my duty. But it would have been flying in the face of Providence to attack Anne in that humour. There's certainly nothing either negative or tepid in the influence of a child upon human nature; it sets it well on the way either to Heaven or to Hell--and Anne's a fool. Ah well!" Upon this dark saying Mrs. Turrle snapped her lips. When she reached the court-yard she looked guiltily round a cluster of pillars, supporting one end of a long balcony. "We're here all right," shouted Julian's voice. "An' so comfable. Come an' look." Two lads of some fourteen and fifteen years had barely time to scuffle to their bare feet and bow, like courtiers, before the lady was upon them. Julian, however, lay at ease, his dark, curly head wedged between two grey pillars, his silken clad legs resting upon the head of a griffin, waiting...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760239
  • 9781236760234