Casimir Maremma, by the Author of 'Friends in Council'

Casimir Maremma, by the Author of 'Friends in Council'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...said, " through wet turnipfields to shoot at silly birds." But Maggie's labours did not end here. Lord Lochawe was a very grateful man, and hence he was surrounded by what the world calls bores--chiefly because they care so much for the world. He felt that he had made great use of men who possessed special knowledge, and that he, at any rate, must endure them even if they were tiresome. Consequently, Mr. Elwyn and Mr. Brentwood, and others of the same species, were heartily welcomed as guests at Lochawe House and at Loudenham Castle. Here Maggie was invaluable. All this boredom, to others so tiresome, was new to her. Moreover, she had a deep love for her own people, and knew their sufferings well. When Mr. Elwyn talked to her of drainage in general, and, in particular, of the drainage in that hideous part of London where she had lived, she was intensely interested. When Mr. Brentwood talked to her of what might be done, in all manner of byeways, for the education of the adult poor, Maggie almost trembled with pleasure, and listened to him in a way in which he had seldom been listened to before. Besides (and I appeal to anyone who has been oppressed by a devouring theory for the greater part of his life), it is a delightful thing to have a beautiful girl looking up to you, and drinking in with eager eyes words such as you have expended upon unwilling audiences, chiefly retained by the button-hole. Maggie even read their books and their pamphlets which they had brought with them--as they always do--getting Mr. Thurston and Miss Ansley, at odd times, to aid her in these studies. Mr. Thurston could not resist aiding her; but he did so with much coldness. As for Lord Lochawe, he was absolutely fascinated by Maggie; and, with a most unusual...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606825
  • 9781236606822