Estelle Russell Volume 2

Estelle Russell 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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...was, with its two lovely greys, and the tiger in blue and silver. '1lilzwli, with a white bearskin rug round her, a scarlet cloak, and flyaway hat and feather, might have been satisfied with something less than the notice she attracted. However, one of the two flaxen--haired children generally sat by her side, as a vindication of her claim to the dignity of British matronhood, which might else have been ignored by the ignorant foreigners, less accustomed then, than they are now perhaps, to the divers phases of fast English society. However, the Pau people got accustomed to miladfs turn-out before very long, possibly because a new sight had arisen; to wit, a Russian princess, who drove a pair of high-stepping bays, and smoked her Havana as only such a princess may, walking up and down the Place, accompanied by Monsieur her husband, also smoking his Havana. lflladi, with her white bearskin rug, her scarlet cloak, and naughty little hat and feather, was worth staring at no longer; even the tiger and the ponies were passed by unnoticed, thanks to the audacity of this Muscovite. Jlliladi saw this, and hated her with all her heart. She had not risked her grey ponies lives to be outdone by a Russian, forsooth, were she the Czarina herself. But as to circumventing her, why, that was quite another thing. CHAP TER XII. A Meeting. MY Raymond, Estelle wrote to her husband, when can you come to me? I would not tell you how I missed you, while you were watching poor old Grandpapa, but I may say it now. I do say it. Raymond, I am wearying for you. Even your letters become tame and dry to me, because I want you, your own self, so much. Cannot your mother and Hortense get on together for a little...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607856
  • 9781236607850