A Born Coquette Volume 2

A Born Coquette Volume 2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...him with you favourably; Nan is quite in her senses." "Thank you," says Hume, taking her hand and pressing it. Then, "She does not care for me either." "Give her time." "She has had a great deal of time." "Well?" "And it has failed me." "Are you so sure of that?" "You can see for yourself." "Providentially that is a blessing allowed to most people. Yes, I see. And certainly not with your eyes." "How then?" asks he. "It is the plainest thing. You half believe her in love with her cousin; I know she does not care for him at all." "You take a weight off my mind," says Hume, drawing a long breath. "I feared you might misunderstand her. After all it is only me you fail to comprehend. You think I doubt her. No! Not for one moment. But I fear the judgment of society--for her sake." ' "You are very much in love with her still," says his sister, with a half smile. "Am I? I suppose so. I was always rather a stubborn sort of fellow," says he, returning her smile with an effort. "And now, good-night. I have kept you up too long already." "You will go to bed, George?" "It is hardly worth while. And it is useless my thinking of a beauty sleep. Now, get an hour's rest or so." He kisses her, and, laughing off her renewed entreaties that he will lie down for a while, descends the staircase, and, throwing himself into an armchair, takes up a book and tries to read. In vain, however. In spite of his effort to appear satisfied with affairs as they stand when with his sister--in spite, too, of the real satisfaction derived from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901495
  • 9781236901491