Edina; A Novel Volume 2

Edina; A Novel 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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... open windows, which had been made into a sort of small fernery. The western sunlight was playing upon the leaves, and touching her own smooth hair and her fair young face. "It is very beautiful--but I think very delicate," observed Edina, speaking of a new specimen of fern just planted, which they were both looking at. "Do you think it will live?" George Atkinson passed his fingers underneath the small leaf, and somehow they met Edina's; which were also there. He did not seem to notice the momentary contact; her pulses thrilled at it. "Oh yes, Edina, it will live and flourish," he answered. "In six months' time you will see what it will be." "You may," she said, smiling. "It will be a great many more months than six, I suppose, before I am here again. Perhaps it may be years." "Indeed, Edina, you are more likely to be here in six months' time than I am. But for my mother's death and my father's breaking health, I should have been gone before this." "But you will return?" said Edina. "Some time I may. I cannot answer for it." "What do you mean, George?" "Not very much," he answered, with a grave and kindly smile in his dark grey eyes. "An idea crosses my mind now and then, that when once I get into those genial lands, where the skies are blue and the winds temperate, I shall be in no hurry to juit them. Of course I don't say that I shall remain there for life; but--it might happen." A pang, sharp as a two-edged sword, struck VOL. I. L Edina. "What, and abandon your country for ever, and--and home ties?" "As to home ties, Edina, I shall have none then. There is only my father now. Of course my future movements will...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550684
  • 9781236550682