Edinburgh Picturesque Notes the Silverado Squatters Memories and Portraits

Edinburgh Picturesque Notes the Silverado Squatters Memories and Portraits

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...our neighbor who says he loves you, Madge. Do you love him, ay or no?" "I think I do," said Marjory, faintly. "Well then, that's all that could be wished!" cried Will, heartily. And he took her hand across the table, and held it a moment in both of his with great satisfaction. "You must marry," observed the parson, replacing his pipe in his mouth. "Is that the right thing to do, think you?" demanded Will. "It is indispensable," said the parson. "Very well," replied the wooer. Two or three days passed away with great delight to Will, although a bystander might scarce have found it out. He continued to take his meals opposite Marjory, and to talk with her and gaze upon her in her father's presence; but he made no attempt to see her alone, nor in any other way changed his conduct toward her from what it had been since the beginning. Perhaps the girl was a little disappointed, and perhaps not unjustly; and yet if it had been enough to be always in the thoughts of another person, and so pervade and alter his whole life, she might have been thoroughly contented. For she was never out of Will's mind for an instant. He sat over the stream, and watched the dust of the eddy, and the poised fish, and straining weeds; he wandered out alone into the purple even, with all the blackbirds piping round him in the wood; he rose early in the morning, and saw the sky turn from gray to gold, and the light leap upon the hilltops; and all the while he kept wondering if ho had never seen such things before, or how it was that they should look so different now. The sound of his own mill-wheel, or of the wind among the trees, confounded and charmed his heart. The most enchanting thoughts presented...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236826043
  • 9781236826046