The Fortunes of the House of Pennyl

The Fortunes of the House of Pennyl

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...from her father; nor did the consciousness that she was doing all for the best destroy her doubts. She had never deceived her father--she was taking her first lesson in the shameful art of dissimulation, and her natural purity of feeling was in revolt. "I really think," continued the earl, "that you have never recovered from the effects of that storm. You have never seemed to be quite yourself, daughter; as though, indeed, a constraint has been cast about you of which it is impossible to rid yourself." "No, no, father--indeed, indeed you are wrong." "I trust I am, Edith," returned the earl, " but I fear, in spite of our recovery of Max, that my foreboding on the morning when you would go to Sir George's was not the result of fancy, but was a terrible and unheeded warning!" The next moment the earl was calling, "Quick, there! some water!" for as he uttered the word "warning," his daughter fell towards him, and upon raising her he found she had fainted. CHAPTER XV. Within another hour the whole of Penny1 House was involved in confusion by the unexpected arrivalof Sir Harry Tyrrel. Sir Harry, who has been mentioned in the course of the first conversation held in this tale, was a London "fine gentleman." He was a fop, as much injured by civilization as Max might have been improved by it and its influences.. Sir Harry had few ideas, but they were very well rooted in his brain. One of the first of these ideas was the belief that the completest gentleman in England, and therefore upon earth, was Sir Harry Tyrrel. Another leading idea of Sir Harry's was the impression that the woman who saw him loved him; and truth to tell, he was very handsome as far as mere features and...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536894
  • 9781236536891