At the Moorings Volume 1

At the Moorings 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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... life," she continued; and then she added, after a moment of apparently blissful reflection, "Isn't it strange how one gets used to happiness? I feel as though I had lived here all my life;" and yet when Sheila uttered this paradox, a week had not yet elapsed since they had shaken off the dust of Cottingdean. /if Me Moorz'ngs. I. I0 Sheila had been too busy to see much of the inmates of the Old Cottage. "Her playtime had not come yet," she said laughingly. Martha had too much tact and good sense to embarrass the new-comers with officious offers of help. "If you need any little service, I hope you will remember that you have neighbours," she had said to Sheila that first evening; and Sheila had thanked her quite gratefully. Betty had not spoken, but she looked at her friend a little wistfully. Betty was rather chagrined to find that there was no demand for her willing hands at The Moorings. If Sheila had held up her finger, Betty would have verified her pet name and worked like a little busy bee. But in those sweet early days, when Sheila opened her eyes each morning on a new world, she and Ned were all-sufficient' to each other. When Ned was not on the golf-links striding over the bracken and heather, he was hard at work arranging his study. With a man's short-sightedness and want of judgment, he would entreat Sheila to bring up her work and sit by the window while he arranged his bookshelves and writing-table. "I can work as we talk," he said quite condescendingly; but Sheila only laughed in his face and flecked her duster at him. Sheila and Eppie had their own domain of labour. There were store implements to investigate and china and linen closets to overhaul and...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950917
  • 9781236950918