How They Loved Him; A Novel Volume 1

How They Loved Him; 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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...was a long time to be away from my mother." "Do you mean to say that you never came home for five years?" demanded the young man, in surprise. Fenella was afraid she had gone too far; she had no wish to betray her mother. "It was inconvenient," she stammered; "I mean, it was impossible for mamma to have me home. She was busy, you see and moving about, and I had my education to finish." "And now you have only been with her for two days," said Geoffrey Doyne. The girl bit her lip to prevent the tears starting to her eyes, and looked nervously away from her companion. "How warm the sun is," she said irrelevantly, "and how lazy it makes one feel. I meant to be very studious to-day and read Moliere, but I don't seem inclined to do anything." Geoffrey Doyne knew too much of the world to be taken in by her apparent indifference. As she tried to divert his attention from the subject under discussion, he was summing up the absent mother's character. "Selfish and worldly," he thought, "and jealous of her daughter's budding attractions. And so she may well be, by Jove!" But all he said was, --"Were you going to read, Miss Barrington? I was going to draw. What two busy people we are. Happy thought! suppose you read to me whilst I sketch that fishing smack." "But my book is in French," said Fenella. "Le Malade Imaginaire, by Moliere." "All the better! I love plays, and French plays above all others." "Do you speak French, then?" "I do. Not quite so well, perhaps, as a young lady fresh from a convent school; but still I speak it." "And will you speak it with...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743458
  • 9781236743459