At the Councillor's; Or, a Namless History

At the Councillor's; Or, a Namless History

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...There is nothing in her of her mother, who was all gentleness and docility. Mangold did very wrong in placing her at the head of his household while she was so young. I did all I could to prevent it, but I might as well have talked to the wind. You know well enough, Moritz, how obstinate Mangold could be." Kitty went towards the door to leave the room. It was undeniable that Flora's early release from all authority had been an injury to her, but the young girl could not stay and hear her dead father so blamed for--refusing, for excellent reasons, to allow his mother-in-law to take the lead in his household. The councillor followed her and took her hand. " You are so pale, Kitty, so grave and quiet," he said. " I am afraid you are still suffering from the effects of the events of yesterday, my poor child." It was not said at all in the tone of an, elderly guardian. " Kitty has been pale and silent for some days now," the Frau President hastily remarked. " I know what is the matter with her: she is homesick. You need not wonder at it, my dear Moritz. Kitty is used to the quiet life of the middle classes; they make an idol of her in Dresden; everything in the modest household revolves about the wealthy foster-child. With the best will on our part, that cannot be so here. We live too much in the world; all our social customs, the elements of our society, are so different, that she must necessarily feel oppressed and uncomfortable with us." She approached the young girl and gently stroked her cheek. " Am I not right, my child?" "I am sorry to be forced to say i no, ' Frau President," Kitty replied, firmly, and, as she spoke, she drew back her head, evidently in protest against further caresses. " I am not made an idol of; everything in the household...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673247
  • 9781236673244