The Fair-Haired Alda; A Novel Volume 2

The Fair-Haired Alda; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...stop to consider if they have any authority for what they say or not." "But it is not my fault, Nellie, if Lord Sidney refuses to go into public with me. You have no idea how strangely altered he is of late. He was well enough down in the country, but since he has come to town, even papa and mamma cannot understand him. He is absurdly jealous of me. I dare not let a man turn over the leaves of my music in my own house, and yet nine times out of ten it 'is impossible to make my husband accompany me when I go out. I have known him dress for a ball, and at the last moment, when the carriage was at the door, he changed his mind and refused to go. He is so very queer. I really think sometimes he must be mad." "Perhaps you do not use sufficient persuasion to induce him to accompany you, Alda?" "Oh, I am not going to beg and pray of him to do it. The less I see of him, the better," replied the girl, with a proud toss of her head. "How is that?" asked Mrs. Elliot, quietly. "I knew, of course, that you were not in love with your husband when you married him, but I thought you told me he had earned your gratitude for the part he took during the temporary estrangement you had from your parents." "So I was grateful to him at first," said Alda, with a suspicious faltering in her voice. "I was happy enough whilst he let me live in peace at Mabyn Fields, and follow my own employments and have my own thoughts; but now--oh, it is all quite different, and I am never at ease except when I am out of his presence, and rushing about after something to. divert my mind." "Alda, darling," said Mrs. Elliot, as she pressed a kiss upon the fair, frowning forehead, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959981
  • 9781236959980