Emma Leighton

Emma Leighton

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... one more look. "Well, what do you think of it?" said Lewis, coming up at this moment. "It is beautiful," said Emma, with a glowing face. "I really believe, after all, that I shall think more of it than I should have thought of the blue." "Very likely: it is the trophy of a victory." "A victory!" said Emma. "I suspect Lucy thinks she had the victory." "The choice was her's; the victory, yours. You have met and conquered an enemy, --a sort of Goliath in war, who aforetime, on certain occasions, has proved more than a match for you, and whose name is Self-Will." "What a brother you are!" said Emma. "I do believe you read every thought of my heart this afternoon." "Only those to which your tell-tale face gave the clue," replied her brother, smiling. Emma went up-stairs with the muslin, and Lewis withdrew to his study. Little Grace came to him in the dusk of the evening, and took her favourite place on his knee. There was a thoughtful expression on her round and usually laughing face: yet it was not a stranger there; for Grace could think sometimes, as well as laugh and play. She soon looked up, and said earnestly," Lewis, I want to ask you a question." "Well, dear, what is it?" "You know we sometimes say, when we have done wrong, that we are sorry." "Yes." "Is everybody sorry just alike?" "No; but what has put that question into youor head?" "You know the other afternoon Lucy wanted to go to the river, and Emma wanted to go up East Street. I heard them talking about it one night, and they both said they were sorry; but I think they were not sorry just alike." "Why...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687370X
  • 9781236873705