Bessie Volume 1

Bessie 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Two laughing voices now told us that the pair were coming. I ran up to my room to avoid them; but I could not thus shun Mrs. Smith. Presentlyl heard her step on the stairs. A quick smart tap_at my door followed, and, though still very cross with her, I said, "Come in." She entered, fresh and lovely as the bunch of roses she held. Involuntarily I let some of my anger go when I saw her beautiful face in the doorway. She shut the door with a qu11l hurried motion, and came up to me, looking full of fun. "Oh, you think I did not see you when Mr. de Lusignan was gathering these," she said, shaking the roses at me, and sprinkling me with their dew. "What ' did you mean by hiding, Miss Carr? There, I have. ' brought you the roses--I have not kept one. Where. shall I put them?" "But I do not want to take them from you," I said, rather stiffiy. "Oh! never mind that," she answered, with a cool disregard of objection on my part. "This old blllC china beaker will just do." _ She poured some water from my water-jug Into the vase, and began settling the roses in it with a deft light hand. I was not much pleased, and maybe ml' tone shewed it when I said--"I really do not wish to rob you of your flowers, Mrs. Smith." "You mean that you will not have them?" she retorted, pausing in her task, and turning a little pale. I was silent. She took the roses out of the water, and deliberately went up to my open window, with so evident an intention of flinging them out into the court below, whence rose the voices of my guardian and Mademoiselle Aubrey, that I ran up to her, and, holding back her arm, cried, in sudden dismay--"Oh! pray more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781716
  • 9781236781710