Appearance Is Against Her

Appearance Is Against Her

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...her guests, they easily perceived that her laugh was without mirth, and her smile was without serenity. VVhile Ella was thus a prey to unavailing anxiety, she received a summons from her lawyer to repair to London on business, as she was now of age, and her pre-sence was necessary in order to sign some papers. The occupation of business and change of scene could not have occurred at a more fortunate moment; and as Ella's London guests were on the eve of returning to the metropolis, her_ journey ' was was rendered as pleasant as it could be in her distressed state of mind, by their protection and society; and in London she might hope to hear or see something of Colonel Vane. Thither, therefore, she repaired full of anxious expectation, leav ing strict orders to have all letters sent_ after her to the house of her solicitor.--But from the first hour of her journey to the last, Ella, as long as there was light to distinguish objects, looked eagerly from the windows of the carriage, fancying every horseman was Colonel Vane, or that every chaise or mail-coach contained him.-_She was under the same delusion as she drove along the' streets of the metropolis: her fancy pictured still the image which her eyes pined to behold, till the carriage stopped in Russel-square, and she found-herself welcomed by her solicitor and his family.-C,0l0nel Vane during this time was as ' anxiously anxiously waiting the'appearance of the general postman in the street of ln's"hotel'. but a fortnight had now elapsed, and he had nearly 'convi'nced himself Ella was silent because she could not, dared not tell the truth: in short, he constiued he"!silence into a proof of guilt," and 'wa's"fesolved, as his life was of no value how to airy...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848241
  • 9781236848246