Fire and Flame (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Fire and Flame And since, together with her beauty, Fraulein Elsie was gifted with a most keen and ready understanding, it was but natural that she should be the centre of her circle, that she should rule it, and receive universal homage. Her sister Matilda was much less beautiful; her spirit was very little like that of Flame, as Elsie was called at the house, Herr von Schott having first given her the title. Matilda's nature resembled rather a quiet, peaceful lake, where moved the nymphs of good and pious thoughts; whether the lake was also deep, who could tell? Captain Schott, at least, seemed to think so, for he directed his attentions, which Elsie had treated with somewhat brusque disdain, to Matilda, who received them with a certain quiet, almost nawe readiness, as if it were a matter of course that a young lady should accept the atten tions shown her with equal courteous warmth, and show herself grateful for them. She was lighter than Elsie, her hair quite light brown, her eyes blue, her complexion lighter and rosier; if her handsome sister had not thrown her into the shade, she would have been considered very pretty; but the difference between them was too great for justice to be done Matilda when her sister was present. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 196 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 268g
- 21 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 231 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white