Bonny Kate; A Novel

Bonny Kate; A Novel

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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: ...former takes her way up-stairs, while the latter enters the sitting-room in search of Mrs. Lawrence. "Aunt Margaret," she says, "I have come to tell you that I don't care to go to the races to-day. Bessie or Lucy can have my seat in the carriage." "Why, what is the matter?" asks Mrs. Lawrence, looking up--for this is something altogether without precedent. "Are you sick?" "Not much. I have a headache "--which is true enough--"and I would rather stay at home." "Very well. Tell Bessie that she can go." So the matter is settled; but great is Mr. Proctor's concern and dismay when the party assemble for starting and he finds that Kate is not among the number. He would fain go and remonstrate with her, but is informed that she is not to be seen. "She says her head aches, and she's lying down," Bessie states. "I told her that I wouldn't let a headache keep me from seeing Cavalier run; but she says she don't care anything about Cavalier, and she is tired of races." "Something serious must be the matter," remarks Sophy, "for Kate to say that." "Probably she over-exerted herself yesterday," says Miss Vaughn, opening her parasol. The rest acquiesce in this view of the matter, and then settle themselves in the different equipages, with much interchange of gay words, and ringing of gay laughter; the horses stamp impatiently; then, "Low on the sand, and loud on the etone, The last wheel echoes away," and, with the exception of the children, Kate is left in the house alone. A very considerable exception these are; and when they presently gather about her, with entreaties to go with them into the woods--where haw-trees are...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978897
  • 9781236978899