Atherstone Priory

Atherstone Priory

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...have you been doing 1' Lisa looked down--there was a wet border all round the bottom of her dress; and as Percy laid his hand upon it, he turned to her inquiringly. ' You have not been out this evening, have you?' ' A little. I suppose it got wet then; but it won't hurt me.' She drew it away, and turned again to the table; but he still looked at her; she was cold and pale. ' Where did you go 1 On the sands 1' ' No; only in the garden. It was very pleasant there.' ' Was it? You don't look as if you had found it so. I am afraid you have taken cold. You seem half frozen.' ' Do 11 But I am quite warm.' ' Warm! My dear Lisa!' The hand which he had taken was anything but warm, but she drew it away impatiently. ' O Percy, how you tease!' she said, attempting a laugh. ' Please sit down, and don't trouble yourself about me. I am perfectly well.' He sat down. Something in her tone, and still more in her manner, seemed to chill him, and he said no more; while his sister, who had listened in surprised displeasure to what was passing, sat silent also. Why did not Lisa mention Arthur's name 1 why did she seem so preoccupied and dispirited? And with increasing suspicion Isabel sat pondering on her cousin's strange silence. Very little was said by any one till tea was over; and then Lisa rose, and saying something about Elinor, left the room. Percy looked after her as she went away. ' Poor little Lisa!' he said. ' She is sadly out of spirits just now. I am afraid she is doing too much--making herself unhappy about Nelly.' ' Is she?' Isabel answered. ' No; I don't think so. Of course she is anxious about Nelly--every one must be; but it cannot be that only that makes her so out of spirits. She was the same before; something was wrong with her the day you came...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678508
  • 9781236678508