Corisande and Other Tales

Corisande and Other Tales

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...of the old smile and manner. "I thought perhaps you had a good many dull hours now Vansittart is so much away." "How do you know that he is much away?" asks Virginia, feeling vaguely hurt at his words and tone. "Because I so often meet him out." "Where do you meet him?" "Oh, at different places. Chiefly at Mrs. Devereux's." Lord Harford looks full in Virginia's face, and she, who is so quick, cannot fail to see that his eyes and tone are intended to convey some meaning. "Mrs. Devereux?" she says inquiringly. "You mean his cousin?" "Yes." After this there is 1 pause. It is as though he wanted her to question him; as though she were fighting against the desire to know his meaning. She conquers herself by an effort. "I have been very ill since you saw me last. You find me much altered, do you not?" "You look delicate," he answers, "but in my eyes," lowering his voice, "you are as beautiful as ever." She half smiles, half sighs. "It is very kind of you to say that," she utters, "but I cannot deceive myself. I am an old woman now; if I ever had any good looks, they are gone." " T lzey are not!" cries Lord Harford staunchly. "What I say is gospel truth. I think your delicacy becomes you. I hate your great buxom, dairymaid women." Virginia smiles at his earnestness. "Ah! if you had been mine," he goes on, "I should never have wanted to look at another woman, young or old." Still that strange meaning in his tone. A chill terror creeps to Virginia's heart--she can no longer restrain herself. "What do you...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737555
  • 9781236737557