Castle Daly; The Story of an Irish Home Thirty Years Ago Volume 2

Castle Daly; The Story of an Irish Home Thirty Years Ago 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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...was sure Professor Fletcher would prefer waiting in the cool anteroom, and John might go and tell Bride where she was if he liked." John retired, convinced of his incapacity to deal with ballroom tactics, and Lesbia stood fanning herself in the doorway, and occasionally throwing disjointed sentences over her shoulder at the discomfited Professor, who began to wish heartily that he had not said anything to his friend about wishing to dance. This disdainful jewelled little lady was a more formidable partner than he had anticipated. One or two gentlemen came up to invite Miss Maynard to dance; and Lesbia again consulted her tablets. The name was rubbed out, but--she was quite sure she was waiting for somebody--and if he did not appear soon, her brother had brought her a partner----"Who won't he wanted, for the right one you're waiting for without knowing it, is here at your elbow, and dying with impatience while you talk of waiting." There was again a crowd in the doorway coming out of the ballroom, and some one leaned forward between two ladies and whispered these words into Lesbia's ear. Lesbia looked back, hardly able to suppress a cry of astonishment, and met Connor Daly's laughing eyes fixed admiringly on her. The next moment he was by her side shaking hands eagerly, and drawing her fingers under his arm to lead her Oili "Cofi1e this way back into the ballroom; we'll get a seat behind the dancers, where we'll be as quiet as if we were on the top of the hill behind Castle Daly, and have our talk out. I've been here an hour watching for an opportunity to speak to you. You loveliest darling of the world, I do believe you have been waiting for me. You have, indeed put 'the...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974123
  • 9781236974129