Esther West; A Story

Esther West; A Story

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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: ... and bestowing a glance upon the small dingy figure. " A friend," she answered; and her face, which was already several degrees paler for her town life, took an unusual glow. Harry laughed his careless laugh. " You do not know how good he has been," she said, and proceeded to recount his kindness. " Couldn't you give him something--some money, I mean?" he added, seeing Esther's eyes widen. " I dare say he would not be offended. He looks miserably poor." " Oh no, you don't understand him," said Esther, hastily, as if in alarm, and she was glad that her companion took no more notice, but went on to something else.. The house was handsome and very fairly furnished. Esther had no fault to find with it. Harry had a hundred. This was inconvenient, and that was inelegant, and the other thing was shabby. Did not Esther think so? She could not help laughing at his new knowledge of upholstery. Nor was he slow to reveal the source of it: Kate Vaughan had been his instructress. " There's nothing like having a house in town," he said, repeating her very words, " it's convenient for everything; and even if you want to go and see the world, it's better.to have a base of operations to fall back upon. Don't you think so?" " I should think so," said Esther, smiling, "though my mind has not been much exercised on the subject." " Perhaps it would be better to see everything at once, before settling down--Paris, Rome, Venice, Switzerland. I mean to have a peep at them all. What a pity, now, that we could not have gone with the Vaughans, or agreed to meet them somewhere," he went on. What did he mean by u-e? But Harry was inexplicable, and she let it pass, but half interested in his strain of talk. " After all, I do not know about a house in town," he rattled on, with...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666759X
  • 9781236667595