Araphel; Or, the Falling Stars of 1833 a Story of Evolution

Araphel; Or, the Falling Stars of 1833 a Story of Evolution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...you are solicitous to know his reasons for leaving, you will have to ascertain from some one else. But it seems to me that you are manifesting unusual interest in the young man." "I do not think I am, Father," said Zenie, with a laugh. "You know that he has often called, and I have found him an entertaining young man. I make no more inquiries concerning him than I would in regard to any other friend." "You are not aware," said the Doctor, bluntly, "how you have betrayed yourself. I would advise you to dismiss this subject from your mind. If Vincent Monard never does return, what have you to do with it?" "Nothing, Father." "Let us drop the subject, then." Zenie was not satisfied with the Doctor's answers, but she saw that it would not be advisable to press the matter, as she would lead her father to believe that she was indeed manifesting an interest in the young man which she could perceive would not meet with his approval. But she did not abandon the idea of seeking information in order to gratify her curiosity, if not to relieve anxiety. While Zenie was holding this conversation with her father, Vincent was taking leave of his parents. His mother tried to be cheerful, but when he turned, to imprint the filial kiss, it was impossible longer to control her feelings. She threw her arms around his neck and burst into a flood of tears, and in a choking voice, as she pressed him to her breast, said--"O, Vincent, Vincent! it is so hard to see you leave. It seems as if I can't stand it." "Cheer up, dear Mother," he answered, making a great effort to be calm. "It is best that I should go. I hope to return before the lapse of many years, under very different...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662856X
  • 9781236628565