Georgina's Reasons. a Passionate Pilgrim. a Landscape-Painter. Rose-Agathe

Georgina's Reasons. a Passionate Pilgrim. a Landscape-Painter. Rose-Agathe

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... you would get homesick--for America." At this Searle laughed the more. "By the way, tell Miss Searle about America," he said to me. And he stepped, through the window, out upon the terrace, followed by two beautiful dogs, a pointer and a young stag-hound, who, from the moment we came in, had established the fondest relation with him. Miss Searle looked at him as he went, with a certain tender wonder in her eye; it began to be plain enough that she was interested in her curious cousin. I suddenly recalled the last words I had heard spoken by my friend's adviser in London, and which, in a very crude form, had reference to his making a match with this lady. If only Miss Searle could be induced to think of that, and if one had the tact to manipulate her a little! Something assured me that her heart was virgin-soil, that the flower of romantic affection had never bloomed there. If I could only sow the seed! There seemed to shape itself within her the perfect image of one of the patient wives of old. "He has lost his heart to England," I said. "He ought to have been born here." "And yet he doesn't look in the least an Englishman," said Miss Searle. "Oh, it isn't his looks, poor fellow." "Of course looks are not everything. I never talked with a foreigner before; but he talks as I have fancied foreigners." "Yes, he is foreign enough." "Is he married?" "He is a widower--all alone in the world." "Has he much property?" "None to speak of." "But he has means to travel about." I meditated. "He has not expected to travel far," I said at last. "You know he is in very poor health." "Poor gentleman! So I...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512340
  • 9781236512345