Bonnie Mackirby; An International Episode

Bonnie Mackirby; An International Episode

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...slipperless, sit in the night when (our boarding-school) revel was done, Sit and talk of waltz and quadrille, gallop and glide, like other girls Who over the fire, when all is still, comb out their braids and curls." "We never dreamed what fate had in store for us._ Bettie had decided to marry an out-and-out cowboy on her own Western frontier! She scorned civilized life as a miserable husk and wretched sham! She proposed to ride up and down canons, shooting off pistols and killing wild things while she was young, and she arranged to die when her first gray hair appeared! And I used to think if I could only be a second Susan B. Anthony I should reach the highest zenith of my ambition. And now Bettie is a duchess, and she has a young duke and a little dukeling, and a brace of castles, which--to do her credit--she has 'done over' with excellent taste. And I am the Honorable Mrs. Gerald Blankshire while I'm on my wedding visit in England. We will leave the 'honorable' in father-in-law's safe when we start for home. "But I know you are all dying to hear about Bettie. Well to begin with, Bettie belongs to what is called 'the smart set' over here, which means a good many things that would never be even dreamed of at father-inlaw's! Bettie's duke is comparatively new to his honors--not more than three or four hundred years old! Father-in-law dates back to thirteen hundred and something, and a king and a battlefield--I'm going to look it up some day. When Bettie wrote and begged me to come and make her a visit, I could see that the twins looked blushey, and that father-in-law and motherin-law didn't approve; but of course I accepted, and then Gerald fell ill...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857798
  • 9781236857798