A Counsel of Perfection

A Counsel of Perfection

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...be late in getting back to-night I would rather not lose a post " She paused, and then went on hurriedly, laying her hand upon Mrs. Denison's: --" I am so sorry. I am afraid it may be inconvenient to you, and you have been so good to me. I should be very much distressed at doing anything that was tiresome; but I think I ought not to start for home later than to-morrow. You see " "That's it, is it? The old devil!" Hammond said, under his breath. Fortunately Mrs. Denison's outcry, whether as entirely genuine in feeling or not, was long and loud enough effectually to drown this impious remark. " Oh! but it's impossible, my sweetest Lydia, quite impossible. Dear Dr. Casteen is unreasonable, you know; just a little wee bit unreasonable. I must write to him and remonstrate, and the Grand Lama will remonstrate too. The poor dear Grand Lama must not be left desolate at a moment's notice in this sort of way. What will he do without you, you know? His walks--think of the Grand Lama's walks!" Mrs. Denison became girlish, and shook her head at Miss Casteen. " Oh no, no, we really can't allow it!" she said. "We must all point out to Dr. Casteen that he is exacting. Yes, my sweet Lydia, really you know, though he is so clever, and historical, and all that sort of thing, just a little tiny bit exacting. And we can't let him be that" She patted the younger lady's hand affectionately. " No, no; we will certainly all remonstrate. We really can't encourage him in that, you know." " But, please, I must go," Lydia answered. She had tried to speak before, but the flow of her friend's playful eloquence had rendered it impossible. Lydia had some difficulty in retaining her self-control. The corners of her mouth worked nervously and her smile was slightly forced. " You...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663586
  • 9781236663580