The Cosmopolitan Volume 22, Nos. 1-6

The Cosmopolitan Volume 22, Nos. 1-6

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...you will wait for luncheon, Lieutenant GeYard?" "The emperor's commissions, sir, are are not carried out in such a manner," said the young hussar sternly. "I have already wasted too much time. We must be on our way in five minutes." My uncle placed his hand upon my arm and led me slowly toward the gateway, through which my Cousin Sibylle had already passed. "There is one matter about which I wish to speak to you before you go. Since my time is so short you will forgive me if I introduce it without preamble. You have seen your Cousin Sibylle, and though her behavior this morning is such as to prejudice you against her, yet I can assure you that she is a very amiable girl. She spoke just now as if she had mentioned the plan which I had conceived for you both. I confess to you that I cannot imagine anything more convenient than that you should be united, in order to settle once for all the question as to which branch of the family shall hold the estates." "Unfortunately," said I, there are objections." "And pray what are they?" "The fact that my cousin's hand, as I have just learned, is promised to another." "That need not hinder us," said he, with a sour smile. "I will undertake that he never claims the promise." "I fear that I have the English idea of marriage--that it should go by love and not by convenience. But in any case your scheme is out of the question, for my own affections are pledged to a young lady in England." He looked wickedly at me out of the corners of his gray eyes. "Think well what you are doing, Louis," said he in a sibillant whisper, which was as menacing as a serpent's hiss. "You are deranging my plans, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789741
  • 9781236789747