Garnston; Or, a Life's Discipline

Garnston; Or, a Life's Discipline

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...her. Perhaps you'll say you haven't named my niece; just so, ma'am; but if it was her as you was a-hinting at, I'll make bold to tell you there's no girl thinks less of the men and their flattering ways than she does; she's too pretty to need to look after them, and too good and modest to do it. If it was Mr. Torode you was meaning as of higher rank than her, why that's neither here nor there, betwixt you and me; but if, by chance, it was your cousin, Mr. Richard Dair, as you feared he was in danger of connexions you couldn't approve of, why that's a matter easily set right, and shall be, for Mr. Dair shall leave my house this evening." "Pray do not take it so; I assure you I meant nothing of the sort," began Mrs. Blaydes, alarmed. Mrs. Rich, however, interrupted: "You say it's hard to know what to do for the best; but if I've done wrong so far, I'll do the right thing now." Her visitor attempted further expostulation. "There could be no need; Mr. Dair was so comfortable;--nothing was further from her thoughts." But the ponderous displeasure of the offended aunt overpowered the sharp little vixen, who took leave at last, greatly discomfited. She had succeeded far too well. Her cousin was not one whose affairs could be meddled with with impunity; the indifference with which he had met her attack at Garnston, and an indescribable something in his manner then, had impressed her (though she would not have owned so much) with a wholesome awe of him. She was much disturbed on her homeward journey as she remembered how unfortunately successful her expedition had been. Mrs. Rich meanwhile brooded over the matter in silence, keeping it carefully from Arum. Mr. Dair was out all the day, and only returned after Miss Field...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514556
  • 9781236514554