Her First Appearance and Other Tales, by the Author of "Molly Bawn."

Her First Appearance and Other Tales, by the Author of "Molly Bawn."

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...sake you have broken off with me? Is it Arthur Dudley?" "Yes, it is Arthur," Miss Rawdon allowed, lowering her eyes, and feeling completely subdued. "Well, I hope you will be very happy with him," her cousin said, gravely and kindly. "Am I to tell the mother all about it for you; or has Dudley----" "Oh, no, no!" exclaimed Felicia quickly, forgetting her dignity at this point, and dissolving into tears. "Of course he would not, until you had given me my freedom. Oh, Curzon dear! if you would but speak to Aunt Agnes, she will be so--and you know I am sorry, but I could not help it, and--and--you are not angry with me, Curzon, are you?" "No, I am not in the least angry with you," Curzon answered, kissing with unusual warmth her upturned face; after which she went away to her own sitting-room, well content with the success of her interview. When she had gone her grave cousin strangely and most suddenly disappeared, leaving a young man standing in his shoes who, with a radiant face and triumphant air, flung his cigar to the winds, while he exclaimed rapturously: "I am free: I will go this moment and tell Beatrix." It was almost touching to witness the ecstatic manner in which he ran down the steps of that famous balcony, and made off through the park towards Fenton, utterly oblivious of the fact that he was minus his hat. He strode along under the grand old oaks with his handsome Saxon head erect, exulting fondly over this happy change that had come to pass in his life. And then he fell to picturing Beatrix as mistress at Stainers, running here and there with her bonny gipsy face, and happy voice, and changeful, loving ways. As he arrived so far in his...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686770X
  • 9781236867704