The Flirt of Ten Seasons

The Flirt of Ten Seasons

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...intelligence; " What news of poor Augustus?--Has Lady Avenmore reduced him to the desperation of drowning himself in Cura;oa; or what has become of him this morning!" " Augustus i" cried Lady Germaine, laying down the billet with an air of contemptuous vex vOL. 1. l " Well then," exclaimed. Lady Germaine, unable to repress her satisfaction at the information imparted by Lord Augustus sufficiently to chide as it deserved the flippancy of her daughter, "you cannot do better than write and consult.him about your trousseau; fbr it appears that Germaine's impatience will leave you very little leisure, after his arrival, to make your preparations." "Preparations?" cried Adela, eagerly snatchiug the letter, and perusing it with glowing cheeks, and affecting an air of unconcern as soon as she found that all was safe. " I really wish Lord Augustus had managed to bring us this news himself," said she with nonchalance, returning the billet to her mother. " I should like to have learned from him by what art old Veerham contrived to kidnap my cousin, and prevent him from corresponding with us..There;is something very mysterious about it." "Have patience, and Germainewill explain the whole affair..He will be here, you: aee, .in less than a fortnight; and as the period of my location will expire by that time, I shall propose our immediate.departure for England." The ten days intervening between Lord Augustus and Lady Avenmore's departure and this anxiously expected event, would havebeen unspeakably tedious both to Adela imdher mother, had they not managed to fix their attention on the various purchases which Lady Germaine judged itprudent to effect...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872894
  • 9781236872890