Colonel Dacre Volume 1

Colonel Dacre 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...was gone, which he presently broke by saying to Colonel Dacre, "After all I think it might be better that I should pay my visit to London, which must be paid before long, as I want to consult books, and to buy books, only to be met with in London, while Greythorpe is empty. If Mrs. Burmander should come home worse I don't know when I could get there." "Leave the future to take care of itself, JulianI won't spare you. I won't have the full happiness of this perfect time maimed and spoiled. I want you here." Two days after this, for the next day which was to have been the day of departure proved showery, just about luncheon-time the Burmanders drove up to the Heatherstone portico. Everybody immediately went out to greet them. The General looked triumphant. Mrs. Burmander calm and happy. "No, no, no; I won't have Marian get out, Dacre!" the General cried, as Colonel Dacre opened the carriage door and offered his arm. tyrant," smiled Mrs. Burmander. "This is our silver wedding-day." There was then a chorus of exclamations and good wishes. The General said, "That was to have been our secret. I meant to have been away from you all to-day! I won't let her get out, Dacre, it's no use ofl'en'ng your arm, and looking so seductive. She's so well packed in, _ pillows and all, though that boy, Julian there, thinks no one else can arrange them, that I won't have her move till we get to the end of the first stage. Things mightn't settle themselves as well again. She says she's quite as comfortable as on her couch at home. You did say so, didn't you, Marian?" "Yes, Lawrence, and it's quite true." "So...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806921
  • 9781236806925