Henri, Or, the Web and Woof of Life

Henri, Or, the Web and Woof of Life

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...we directed our steps. It was a lovely day, and many had walked out to enjoy it, and breathe the fresh air, and let it beat full and strong against their cheeks, pale and sallow from long confinement in doors. The children, rolling their hoops and running and shouting, seemed the happiest of the happy. As soon as I could summon suflicient courage, I broached the subject on my mind. " I have invited you here," I said, " to speak on a subject which, under the circumstances, must be painful to us both." "What can it'be'! Is the partnership business distasteful to you'! " "It is." U F! H "I don't like the mercantile business, and I have determined to leave it." "You ought to have known that a month ago." "I did, know it; and the reason why I consented to this partnership was because--I--expected to--to---marry--'Irene." "You expected! And do you not expect to marry her now, pray '! " " To be candid with you, Mr. Dinneford, I do not." " Are you joking, Henri, or do you say what you mean'! " " I mean what I have said." " I am astonished! But why is this? What has happened, to change your mind, after the day was set'! " "We made the discovery that we did not love each other." "A wonderful discovery, truly! It is all Greek to me. Are 'you sure that Irene does not love you'! "-" I know she does not.." "A very ridiculous aifair! A courtship commenced under the most romantic circumstances, the day set for the wedding, and a partnership entered into with the father; and, after all, the parties do not 'love...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675476X
  • 9781236754769