Her Last Throw, and a Little Rebel

Her Last Throw, and a Little Rebel

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...last pianissimo. "To see you," says the Professor, absently. He is thinking! He has taken her hand, and held it, and dropped it again, all in a state of high bewilderment. Is this the big, strong, noisy girl of his imaginings? The bouncing creature with untidy hair, and her clothes pitchforked on to her? "Well--I hoped so," says she, a little wistfully as it seems to him, every trace of late sauciness now gone, and with it the sudden shyness. After many days the Professor grows accustomed to these sudden transitions that are so puzzling, yet so enchanting, these rapid, inconsequent, but always lovely changes "From grave to gay, from lively to severe." " Won't you sit down?" says his small hostess, gently, touching a chair near her with her slim fingers. " Thank you," says the Professor, and then stops short. " You are " Your ward," says she, ever so gently still, yet emphatically. It is plain that she is now on her very best behaviour. She smiles up at him in a very encouraging way. "And you are my guardian, aren't you? " "Yes," says the Professor, without enthusiasm. He has seated himself, not on the chair she has pointed out to him, but on a very distant lounge. He is conscious of a feeling of growing terror. This lovely child has created it, yet why, or how? Was ever guardian mastered by a ward before? A desire to escape is filling him, but he has got to do his duty to his dead friend, and this is part of it. He has retired to the far-ofi' lounge with a view to doing it as distantly as possible, but even this poor subterfuge fails him. Miss Wynter, picking up a milking-stool, advances leisurely towards him, and seating herself...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787897
  • 9781236787897