Cosmopolitan Volume 2

Cosmopolitan 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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... was enough for me to love, bliss enough, contentment enough. And yet I knew better. I knew now more fully what it needed no words from him to tell me. And I blew out my lamp and looked again at the vast, white storm sweeping as gladly as the blood swept in my veins, and went to sleep full of a deep and unspeakable joy, and only woke when day had long dawned, and found the white storm still raving on. V. I Had plenty to do in my rooms that day; for I meant to be leaving the place presently and meant that my mother should go where I went, wherever that might be, and it was twilight of the early Christmas eve when I went down, and the servants were hanging up the holly and the mistletoe that had been brought in from the woods before the storm. I always had a sort of pleasant superstition about the mistletoe, for once an old, foreign gypsy had said to me that all my fate and fortune would turn on one moment under the mistletoe, and this quaint leaf and waxen berry of the Virginia woods might be as powerful as the genuine sprays brought in from over-seas. I lingered now, watching them hang it as if I assisted at some religious or incanting rite. A group of the guests were sitting about the great hearth of the drawing-room, when I went in at last, their faces rosy in the blaze. Pierrepoint started to his feet and took a step towards me, and then suddenly re-seated himself by Juliet as before, and Mr. Nevers, with his warm, welcoming smile, wheeled his chair aside to make room for me near him. "Did you know that Juliet heard it?" cried Amy to me. "Heard what?" "Why, the ghost, you know, the Ponsonby ghost!" "You don' t say so! When--where--what was it like?" "I didn't say I saw it," said Juliet...show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966821
  • 9781236966827