Breaking a Butterfly; Or, Blanche Ellerslie's Ending Volume 1

Breaking a Butterfly; Or, Blanche Ellerslie's Ending 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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... it's so utterly impossible that you could ever use these chambers again.n "Highly improbable, certainly; but--as for impossible, it's a very big word; too big for my dictionary, I know." They looked at each other; and Alsager smiled "Ah, I understand. A wise general always provides for retreat. Your provisions are made in good time. Mark--the devil's in it, if we two can't speak fl-ankly--you'll own, it is a leap in the dark you are taking, after all?" again. "Very much in the dark," the other answered coolly. "But the landing is likely to be as safe, or more so, than in most of the jumps that we have taken with our eyes open. One thing I am certain of--if I'm not comfortable it will be my own fault or misfortune; and so you'll see, when you come to know Blanche better. There are dozens of women all round us prettier, and wittier, and better than she is, I daresay; but she is simply the most sociable creature I ever met with; her voice and manner, let alone her face, grow on you quite curiously." "I never doubted Mrs. Ellerslie's attractions," Alsager said, "and I daresay you could not have made a luckier choice. What I did doubt was--whether you should have chosen at all. But we're creatures of circumstance much more than of habit, I do believe; and, perhaps, if anyone left me a big property and a big house, I should begin to feel matrimonial immediately, as a matter of course. It isn't likely such a good part will ever be cast to me: but, I confess, I look forward to seeing you play the Head of the Family." "Mind you do come and see it, then," Ramsay retorted. "There's no disease in...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769368
  • 9781236769367