Blue Eyes or Brown?

Blue Eyes or Brown?

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...profession to ever have even an hour to spare for any woman in London. It happened, however, that this girl had only just come to London, which I learnt afterwards; therefore the fact of meeting him thus accompanied was startling, but I cannot at all do justice to my outraged feeling when I recognized upon him the familiar and graceful outlines of my own coat. The coat, which I had fondly imagined was at that moment renovating itself in the calm seclusion of the Temple, was here being aired abroad by this audacious villain for the admiration of his feminine friends. This too--when he was last week the proud possessor of 15!' However, he fully appeased my just indignation on his re-appearance at the Temple by explaining that he had received a sudden invitation to luncheon from "Emily Dobson." Miss Emily Dobson was, it appeared, an old friend of Pat Blake's; he had known her very well when they "both were young," as he expressed it. Also, Emily Dobson was an heiress, an orphan, and a pretty girl to boot. Was it to be wondered at that he took my coat? Indeed, before long that garment became known between us by the name of "Emily's coat," as it invariably went to such places as she was likely to frequent. Emily had had a brother who was at Harrow at the same time as Blake, and as young Mr. Dobson and Pat struck up a great friendship, the latter generally spent his holidays in the paternal halls of Dobson, where he had also formed the acquaintance of Emily, then a very young lady in short frocks and long curls. But since that time she had lost both her father and brother, and now, at the age of twenty, she had come to be introduced by her aunt Mrs. Jones, and to enjoy her first season as a beauty and an...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738594
  • 9781236738592