For Richer, for Poorer Volume 1

For Richer, for Poorer Volume 1

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... was glad to listen, and to be diverted from her own thoughts. The journey was well over by dusk, and she was safely deposited at Mr. Bulmer's house in Tavistock Square as the lamp-lighter lit the red lamp in front of his door. His wife and all his six daughters, girls of from about her own age down to four, received her with lively demonstrations of joy, and clustered round her in the dining-room, to which she was first brought, with vociferous noise and active observation. Their mamma, however, soon mercifully dismissed them all except Janet, the eldest, who conducted her to her room, and thither came the nurse to help her unpack and dress for dinner. It was quite another order of household from that Mary had left at Sharrow. Mr. Bulmer was absent at all hours; he took his meals at a venture, but the domestic routine went on smoothly with the rest.-If he was not there to dinner at seven, the cook kept back his portion: he might be in at half-past, or at eight, or at nine. It was a dozen years since he had begun to be almost worked to death, but when a man has six girls to provide for, he has not to mind that so long as he can make shift to go on living. Mr. Bulmer never seemed to mind it. By great good luck, as his wife said, he put in an early appearance on the evening of Mary's arrival, and when she was ready to be led to table, he was ready to give her an arm. They were a friendly circle, who had the charming gift of making their guests perfectly at ease and at home. Before dinner was done Mary felt as if she had known her pleasant kinsfolk for a week. Mr. Bulmer was a tall, bony, grey-haired man, with a puzzled reflective face and shrewd short-sighted eyes. Mrs. Bulmer had never been pretty, but she was lively more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967569
  • 9781236967565