Blue Roses; Or, Helen Malinofska's Marriage Volume 1

Blue Roses; Or, Helen Malinofska's Marriage 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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... would die sooner!" answered Helen, who was thankful at that moment to descry her mother on Captain Baldwin's arm. Ladislas vanished. "He is a madman," she said to herself, "a dangerous lunatic. This comes of being such a seeker for 'blue roses, ' as mamma would say; and I wish he would not follow me about the room with those crazy eyes of his. I meet them at every turn." At last her tormentor disappeared from the ballroom, and Helen breathed freely. "At last!" she whispered to Captain Baldwin, "Do you know that Ladislas Ossolinski is quite mad to-night, and in such a bad temper with me! I assure you he quite frightened me, and made me think of the man who danced the Polonaise with his lost love at her wedding, and then led her out, and shot her dead." "No wonder he is jealous, envious, mad. Which of us is most mad to-night, Helen, he or I, if the truth were told? The world seems to go round with me--to be resounding with the music of one great feast. Forget the poor fool, and let us take our fill of joy." Soon all thoughts, sad or ominous, were banished from I-Ielen's breast by the fond words, so quick and flattering, which Frank poured into her ears as they glided round the room. Sometimes Helen would, as she danced, sing softly to herself, and to him, a stave of the measure to which they were dancing; and when at last she said that she was tired, Captain Baldwin got a chair for her. It was a low red causeuse, pushed back into an angle of the room; and there she sat, with her beautiful hands lying in her lap, while the eucalyptus plants about her, bent over her their thin and pink-tipped sprays, so full of aromatic fragrance. The mazes of the gayest...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981561
  • 9781236981561