Anthea's Guest

Anthea's Guest

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...not have wanted her badly, since he did without her so well. This afternoon, when he had provided her with tea and scones, he went across the hall to Lydia and stayed there till the party broke up. Anthea was not sorry when this moment came, for, like Mr. Popplestone, she had not enjoyed her day. Lydia, on the contrary, was sparkling and triumphant, until she found that on the drive back she was not to sit next to Mr. Butler. At dinner and throughout the evening Anthea's manner was urbane, but Lydia instantly perceived the new touch of frost in it. She turned rather silent and sulky and showed no pleasure when she heard of Mrs. Audley's invitation to lunch next day. "I would much rather have lunch at home," she said. "Pm sorry, but I've accepted for you," said Anthea. As early as she could she ended an uncomfortable evening and went to bed. She was not much surprised when she went upstairs to find Martha waiting for her, The old woman sometimes paid her an evening visit, because she liked to hear of the day's doings, and when she did Anthea never rang for her maid. Martha helped her and listened to a history of events that told her nothing she really wanted to know. "To-morrow," ended Anthea, "Miss ordan and I are going to lunch at Applethwaite." "Ah woonder at that," said Martha. "Why?" asked Anthea, taken by surprise. "Ah should have thowt that Miss ordan would stay behind and have lunch with the maister. She mostly does." It was true. Lydia usually stayed behind, and until now Anthea had attached no importance to it. "To-morrow Miss ordan is coming with me," she said. Martha sniffed and plaited Anthea's...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856791
  • 9781236856791