Florence Dombey; From the Dombey and Son of Charles Dickens

Florence Dombey; From the Dombey and Son of Charles Dickens

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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. 185? edition. Excerpt: ...said the Captain, knocking at the door, " what cheer? " " Dear friend," cried Florence, hurrying to him, "is it jxu?" The Captain felt so much pride in the name, and was so pleased by the gleam of pleasure in her face when she saw him, that he kissed his hook, by way of reply, in speechless gratification. " What cheer, bright di'mond?" said the Captain. " I have surely slept very long," returned Florence. " When did I come here? Yesterday?" " This here blessed day, my lady lass," replied the Captain., " Has there been no night i Is it still day?" asked Florence. " Getting on for evening now, my pretty," said the Captain, drawing back the curtain of the window. " See!" Florence, with her hand upon the Captain's arm, so sorrowful and timid, and the Captain, with his rough face and burly figure, so quietly protective of her, stood in the rosy light of the bright evening sky, without saying a word. However strange the form of speech into which he might have fashioned the feeling, if he had had to give it utterance, the Captain felt, as sensibly as the most eloquent of men could have done, that there was something in the tranquil time and in its softened beauty that would make the wounded heart of Florence overflow; and that it was better that such tears should have their way. So, not a word spake Captain Cuttle. But when he felt his arm clasped closer, and when he felt the lonely head come nearer to it, and lay itself against his homely coarse blue sleeve, lie pressed it gently with his rugged hand, and understood it, and was understood. " Better now, my pretty!" said the Captain. " Cheerily, cheerily; I'll go down below, and get some dinner ready. Will you come down of your own self, afterwards, pretty, or shall Ed'ard Cuttle come and fetch you?" As...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678478
  • 9781236678478