The Atlantic Monthly Volume 85

The Atlantic Monthly Volume 85

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...funds, and that he must, by his uncle's beneficence, have started on the journey on a basis of expenses paid. "Then whom has he picked up?" I asked; but feeling sorry, as soon as I had spoken, to have made Lavinia blush. It was almost as if he had picked up some improper lady, though in this case he would n't have told her and it would n't have saved him money. " Oh, he makes acquaintance so quickly, knows people in two minutes," the girl said. " And every one always wants to be nice to him." This was perfectly true, and I saw what she saw in it. "Ah, my dear, he will have an immense circle ready for you! " " Well," she replied, "if they do run after us, I'm not likely to suppose 'it will ever be for me. It will be for him, and they may do to me what they like. My pleasure will be--bnt you'll see." I already saw, --saw at least what she supposed she herself saw: her drawingroom crowded with female fashion and her attitude angelic. " Do you know what he said to me again before he went?" she continued. I wondered; he had then spoken to her. "That he will never, never marry "--" Any one but me! " She ingenuously took rne up. " Then you knew?" I hesitated. " I guessed." " And don't you believe it? " Again I hesitated. " Yes." Yet all this did n't tell me why she had changed color. "Is it a secret--whom he 's with? " I asked. "Oh no, they seem so nice. I was only struck with the way you know him--your seeing immediately that it must be a new friendship that has kept him over. It's the devotion of the Dedricks," Lavinia said. " He '9 traveling...show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878264
  • 9781236878267