The Daisy Chain; Or, Aspirations. a Family Chronicle Volume 2

The Daisy Chain; Or, Aspirations. a Family Chronicle Volume 2

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: said about the sea," said Mary, more comforted than if Ethel had been talking down to her. By-and-by, Ethel discovered that the sharpest trouble to the fond simple girl, was the deprivation of her precious photograph. It was like losing Harry over again, to go to bed without it, though she would not for the world seem to grudge it to her father. Ethel found an opportunity of telling him of this distress, and it almost made him smile. "Poor Mary," he said, "is she so fond of it? It is rather a libel than a likeness." "Don't say so to her, pray, papa. It is all the world to her. Three strokes on paper would have been the same, if they had been called by his name." "Yes; a loving heart has eyes of its own, and she is a dear good girl!" He did not forget to restore the treasure with gratitude proportionate to what the loan had cost Mary. With a trembling voice, she proffered it to him for the whole day, and every day, if she might only have it at night; and she even looked blank when he did not accept the proposal. "It is exactly like--" said she. "It can't help being so, in a certain sense," he answered kindly, "but after all, Mary dear, he did not pout out his chin in that way." Mary was somewhat mortified, but she valued her photograph more than ever, because no one else would admire it, except Daisy, whom she had taught to regard it with unrivalled veneration. A letter soon arrived from Captain Gordon, giving a fuller account of the loss of his ship, and of the conduct of his Officers, speaking in the highest terms of Alan Ernescliffe, for whom he said he mourned as for his own son, and, with scarcely less warmth, of Harry, mentioning the high esteem all had felt for...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236646479
  • 9781236646477