Elinor Vincent's Discipline

Elinor Vincent's Discipline

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...that at last Miss Turner spoke of it. "You are not happy, Nelly," she said one evening as they were sitting together. There had been a long silence, broken only by a deep sigh from the young girl. She stammered out some confused answer, for the remark came rather unexpectedly. "I hoped you would have been more content with me," Mabel continued, "but I suppose my quiet habits seem dull to one so young as you. Is there any way in which I can make you more cheerful and bright, Nelly? You need not hesitate to tell me if there is anything that it is possible to change, and so increase your happiness." "You have been very kind always," said Elinor, hesitatingly. "I am afraid I have often seemed disagreeable, but indeed I am not ungrateful for all your goodness and love." Then with an effort she added, "Perhaps it is a little dull here, but I shall be gay enough when I am with Agnes." "That is what you wish, then?" And Mabel's tone was quiet, though a trifle sad. "I thought it might be so, and yet I hoped not. What would your father have desired most for you, Elinor dear?" "He left me free to choose, after a year," answered Elinor. "If I wish to be with Mrs. Meredith it is very natural. She was one of poor papa's oldest acquaintances, and it was always settled that she should take me out into the world." "Yes, but afterwards your father began to see things in a graver light, Elinor, and you know what his fear was--the fear lest you should be spoiled by contact with the world." "It will not do me any harm!" exclaimed Elinor. "You shall see, Cousin Mabel, that I am not made worse by living with such good friends and having a little pleasure. You do not surely think there is any harm in being happy?" "No, not in being happy" returned Mabel, gravely. "We...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681622
  • 9781236681621