Clay, Margaret

Clay, Margaret

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...those she loves too dearly to leave, she would wrap herself up in religion, and become a regular saint." Evan smiled, but said nothing. "I can't bear you to' laugh at me," cried Bell; " and when you smile like that without speaking, you make me feel quite angry." "I'm very sorry for it, and will take care not to offend again; but just to show what I mean, I'll make a sketch of what Ellie would look like after ten years' life " Shall I call her? " in a cell." " No, I can remember her face well enough for what I want; I shall only do it in charcoal." " Shall I sit any longer?" " No, I have done as much as I can manage for this morning, and I must be alone when I do this sketch." Bell lingered a minute, watching him as he stood with his back towards her, gazing intently at the portrait he had begun of Ellie. He had taken her in her usual attitude, on a low stool, with a book on her lap, and her hand turning the page, whilst the other supported her head. The wrapt expression on her face, which showed how utterly unconscious the sitter had felt of being painted, the young painter had caught cleverly. She was looking straight out of the picture, but the eyes bore a far-away look, which told how entirely the mind was engrossed in its own thoughts. Such a thoughtful face; so peaceful and yet so full of latent power. There was passion in those dark blue eyes, which were yet soft as a dove's, that sea had never been stirred, and lay calm and smooth as an inland lake. Evan moved as the door shut. " If I touch that again I shall spoil it; it's a long way better than anything I've ever done before. There's...
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  • Book | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • General Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921755
  • 9781236921758