Donald Ross of Heimra; A Novel Volume 1

Donald Ross of Heimra; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... " Most likely he will come along from his yacht; and a yachting suit is as good as any--in my eyes." That evening, when the young hostess came down-stairs, the large drawing-room was all suffused with a soft warmth of color, for the sun was just sinking behind the violet-gray Atlantic, and the glory of the western skies streamed in through the several windows. Kathchen was here, and Kathchen's eyes lighted up with pleasure when she saw how Mary was attired. And yet could any costume have been simpler than this dress of cream-colored China silk, its only ornamentation being a bunch of deep crimson fuchsias at the opening of the bodice, with another cluster of the same flowers at her belt? She wore no jewelry of any kind whatsoever. " That is more like you, Mamie," said Kathchen, coming forward with a proud and admiring scrutiny. " I want Mr. Ross to see you in something different from your ordinary workaday things. And you look taller, too, somehow. And fairer--or is that the light from the windows?" At this very moment the door was opened, and Mr. Ross was announced. Mary turned--with some little self-conscious expectation. And here was young Donald of Heimra in evening dress; and there was a quiet, respectful look of friendliness in his eyes as he came forward and took the hand that was offered him. Kathchen said to herself: " Why is it that the full shirt front and white tie suit dark men so well? And why doesn't he dress like that every evening?" For Kathchen did not know that that was precisely what Donald Ross had been in the habit of doing all the years that his mother and he had lived out in that remote island; it was a little compliment he paid her--and she liked that bit of make-believe of ceremony in the monotony of their isolated...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664027
  • 9781236664020