The Granite Monthly; A New Hampshire Magazine Volume 22

The Granite Monthly; A New Hampshire Magazine Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...I resolutely turned away from it to the portrait of a sweet young girl, with a dove perched on her wrist. She was restful and comforting; for I confess that I felt insignificant and out of place in the midst of such an array of august personages, portraits though they were. Soon I returned to the library, and taking a book, had read only a few lines when Alfred came in. "What; astir so early?" he exclaimed. "Why, do you call ten o'clock early? I was frightened at being so late," I replied. He laughed and told me I need not expect any one down stairs for an hour yet, as he settled himself for a long talk. He said many complimentary things of my looks at the party, and again urged me to let him tell his uncle and aunt of our engagement; but I told him no, --certainly not while I was their guest, --so he had to yield to my wishes. He sat looking thoughtfully into the fire for a few moments, then he suddenly looked up and said, "Did it ever occur to you, Polly, that you really know very little about me? I have been away from home so much that you know we never even met until the night of the husking. Would you like to hear my story?' When I have been alone I have sometimes wondered that he never mentions his parents, and that he says so little about his own affairs; but when I am with him he is so bright and gay that I never think of doubting him in any way, and never think beyond the present. So my heart gave a satisfied throb when he offered to tell me his history, and I was thankful that I had never let him know that I had noticed his previous silence. I told him that while I should appreciate the confidence if he told me his history, I did not want him to feel obliged to give an account of himself, for I was sure I...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835786
  • 9781236835789