A Brave Little Quakeress and Other Stories

A Brave Little Quakeress and Other Stories

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... obvious reasons must go slowly;'' and he began feeling his way. "Mr. Scofield, am I not very heavy?" she asked softly. "Not as heavy as my heart, and you know it." " I'm sure I--" " No, you are not to blame. Moths. have scorched their wings before now, and will always continue to do so." Her head rested slightly against his shoulder; her breath fanned his cheek; her eyes, soft and lustrous, sought his. But he looked away gloomy and defiant, and she felt his grasp tighten vice-like around her. "I shall not affect any concealment of the feelings which she has recognized so often, nor shall I ask any favors," he thought. "There," he said, as he placed her in his boat, "you are safe enough now. Now go aft while I push off." ' When she was seated he exerted himself almost as greatly as before, and the boat gradually slid into the water. He sprang in and took the oars. " Aren't you going to put on your shoes and stockings?" ' ' Certainly, when I put you ashore." " Won't that be a pretty certain way of revealing the plight in which you found me?" "Pardon my stupidity; I was preoccupied with the thought of relieving you from the society which you have hitherto avoided so successfully;" and bending over his shoes he tied them almost savagely. There was a wonderful degree of mirth and tenderness in her eyes as she watched him..They had floated by a little point; and as he raised his head he saw a form which he recognized as Mr. Merriweather rowing towardthem. "There comes one of your shadows," he said mockingly. " Be careful how you exchange boats when he comes...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941209
  • 9781236941206