The Heart of Jane Warner; A Novel Volume 1

The Heart of Jane Warner; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...bothering here tomorrow to tell you of it." "Have you made an appointment with him?" "No; we didn't exchange ten words after the important business was concluded." "How very odd! Perhaps his agitation upset him! He looked ill to me, though he denied it." "Perhaps he had had too much champagne," laughed her daughter carelessly, "and will want to cry off to-morrow!" "Don't talk of such a thing, my dear. The General would soon bring him to book if he did. No! No! There is no fear of that. Sir Wilfrid is far too honourable by nature; besides, anyone can see how much in love he is with you. Well, you are a very lucky girl! That's my opinion, and I hope you think so too." Lena yawned. "I am sure I don't know. The only thing I'd swear to at the present moment is being very sleepy. You don't know the trouble I had to bring him to the scratch. He swam round and round and round like a fish suspicious of the bait, till I was nearly sick of him. It's tired me out. I hate your modest, shy young men, who daren't say 'B0' to a goose! What's a man worth if he can't say what he wants? I hope to goodness Sir Wilfrid won't try the 'proper' dodge when we're married, or I shall kick over the traces. You know what I am, mamma; and I'm sure to do it." "Never mind what he does after marriage, my dear," said Lady Otto soothingly. "The game will be in your own hands then, and you can act as you think proper. But keep him in a good temper now, whatever you do, for I'm afraid he's a little hasty. Don't show your hand too soon, Lena. You know...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810783
  • 9781236810786