Ethelwyn's Light, Or, 'Honesty's the Best Policy'; And Gerald's Protegee

Ethelwyn's Light, Or, 'Honesty's the Best Policy'; And Gerald's Protegee

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... fresh air, I think," replied my mother. "She has been sitting too close to the lace work lately. You must take her for a ride with you to-morrow, Charlie, if we can spare her for a bit." My mother was aware I had not grown too proud to ride behind Brownie. "No time like the present, mother. We will have a walk now instead. I've been gardening all the morning, and should like some blackberrying for a change. What say you, Nellie?" "The very thing I should like," said Nellie. "We'll have a good roly-poly to-morrow, and I'll make jam of the rest." "Hadn't you better wait until to-morrow?" interposed my mother. "I'm sure Nellie's tired, and doesn't want to go dragging about with you, Charlie." "Oh yes, I do, mother. A walk out of doors will freshen me, and I'm so fond of blackberrying." "Well, well, go then," said my mother. So Nell put on her bonnet, and, providing ourselves with a basket apiece, we started. "Where shall we go?" said Nellie. "To the wood beyond the castle," I replied. "There are splendid blackberries there. It won't be too far, will it, Nell?" "Too far? no," said my sister. "It's not much over three miles, and we needn't get back until dusk. It's only four now." So we made for the wood in question. It was a glorious day, and as warm as at midsummer. As we reached the summit of the hill which bounded Dunscombe on one side, a lovely view spread before us. To our left and in front lay a wide stretch of yellow cornfields and verdant meadows, interspersed with trees, and separated by hedgerows, which give such a garden-like appearance to our English landscapes. To our right lay the sea, which we could...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665188X
  • 9781236651884