Dead Men's Shoes; A Novel
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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Trenchard, who hates tears and fuss and emotion of all kinds, except the thrill of delight which accompanies a successful stroke of business. "Crying again," he exclaims testily. "What's the matter now?" "There's nothing the matter, dear uncle. Only I'm so happy; and I felt a little overcome at leaving uncle Robert." "It's a pity you should leave him at all if the parting is so pathetic," sneers Mr. Trenchard. "Oil, Sibyl, I've had such a nice little note from Miss Cardonnc' to confirm Sir Wilford's invitation," says Mirion; and she exhibits a formal note, in which the polite Phaba expresses her satisfaction at having heard from her brother that Miss Marion Faunthorpe has promised to accompany her sister on Saturday. The drive is delightful for any one with an unburdened mind, nnd even Sibyl feels the sweetness of the clear winter air, and determines to make the best of an awkward concatenation of events. After all, it is better to be lolling in uncle Trenchard's carriage on one's way to a delightful old country house than to be grinding at French or German verbs in Mrs. Hazleton's cheerless second-floor schoolroom, badly warmed by a fire that seems always made of the dullest coals that ever came from the bosom 5f the earth. And all this is but the filling up of a gap in her life. This chasm of time bridged over and she will be with Alexia once more, and they will have uncle Trenchard's money to spend and be happy ever afterwards. She has persuaded herself that let Alexis make what protestations he pleases in the present, he will take her to his heart again gladly when the fitting time comes. "And in the meantime there is no use in my moping and making myself miserable," reflects...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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