Gentleman Farmer Volume 5

Gentleman Farmer Volume 5

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...be welcomed there. Come with me. I will give you some Christmas cakes." He closed the door, took the little girl's hand, and silently they walked together. "Take these," he said, pouring half his treasure into her apron after they had reached his room. But he was careful to give her none that had the sugar letters on them. "Now run home and give your mother some." The child looked up at him shyly. She did not seem used to such kindness and was too much embarrassed by it to thank him. He then held a light for her while she ran quickly down the stairs and out of the house. Reinhart now replenished his fire and placed a dusty inkstand on the table. Then seating himself he wrote the whole night long to his mother and to Elizabeth. The lettered cakes lay untouched before him, and the cuffs he had put on looked very odd with his house coat. He was still writing when the winter sun shone through the frosted window and showed a pale, earnest face in the mirror on the wall. AT HOME. Reinhart went home when Easter came, and on the morning after his arrival called on Elizabeth. "How you have grown!" he exclaimed when she came smiling to meet him. Her cheeks reddened, and without making reply she tried gently to withdraw her hand from his. He had never known her to do this before, and it made him look at her questioningly. He felt as though something had risen between them, and the impression grew as the days passed. If they were alone together, frequent silences occurred which were painful to him and which he tried to prevent. That he might be with her more during his vacation he began to teach her botany, a subject in which he had been much interested during his first months at the university. He found her very teachable, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654110
  • 9781236654113