Diane Volume 1

Diane Volume 1

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...pressed together as she went home along the quay; her eyebrows were drawn together on her fair forehead, and the long, dark eyelashes, that would have touched her cheek but for their upward curve, seemed to have raised themselves yet higher, in the unusual agitation that possessed her. For Diane had quickly forgotten the pleasant exultation caused by Monsieur Leon's invitation. The insult she had received from Michel revived in full force directly she was freed from the young Baron's personal fascination; never in her life had she been so atfronted. And with the new fact came new feelings, that scorched and wounded her tender young heart. "It was cruel!--it was wicked!" Bright tears sprang out and hung on the dark eyelashes, but Diane would not give way to them; she knew Elodie would meet her at the door, and she made a strong effort at composure. "Tiens!" said Elodie. "And the soup 'is getting cold, and the master has sent word he is not to be waited for--and Mademoiselle must be as hungry as a beggar. Let us be quick then." "I am not hungry," Diane said, crossly, "and I don't care about dinner." Elodie had a dark brown, much-freckled face, with long, narrow slits for her black eyes, and a wide, thin-lipped mouth. When she put her head on one side, as Diane spoke, she looked exactly like a toad. "Tiens! that is strange! Mademoiselle has, however, only to take off her jacket and bonnet, and when she comes downstairs she will find her appetite on the way." But Diane was right--she could not eat; she could only ask herself again and again the same question--"How did I vex Michel?"--sometimes in sorrow, sometimes with anger, sometimes...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909070
  • 9781236909077