George Canterbury' Will; A Novel in Two Volumes Volume 1

George Canterbury' Will; A Novel in Two Volumes Volume 1

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... The girl must be a little off her head to-night," said George Canterbury to himself, as Lydia went out and left him alone. No hope, no redress! she exclaimed when she returned to her sisters; and she flung up her hands in temper as she spoke. He is going to make an idiot of himself, and won t be stopped in it; and Caroline Kage will soon be mistress of the Rock. The year had grown later; the brown and red tints of autumn were spreading in the foliage, imparting that wondrous beauty to Nature s landscape that the other seasons lack. Not in their own pleasant morning-room, but in the great magnificent drawing-room, were gathered the unmarried daughters of George Canterbury. They sat, as may be said, in state, awaiting the return home of the bridegroom and bride after their honeymoon. In state, so far as the room went, but they were at their ordinary occupations. Miss Canterbury and ane wore silks of a violet hue; Leta had on a charming pink of some fancy material. After a few days given to their natural repugnance and grief when the communication was first. made to them, to the bitter heartache, than which nothing could be keener, the Miss Canterburys resigned themselves to what they could not prevent, and made the best of matters with outward cheerfulness and grace. Not so Mrs. Dunn. She prided herself upon being independent, upon showing what she thought, and went back to London. Simpering Mrs. Kage, with her own peculiar taste, expressed her wonder to Lydia that she did not remain to assist at her father s wedding. Mrs. Dunn bluntly answered that, of the two, she thought she would rather assist at his funeral. The marriage took place in August; so, more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647459
  • 9781236647450