The Hunchback Cashier

The Hunchback Cashier

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... sure! half the gentlemen in the country were drunk with toasting her." "Was she a great beauty?" asked Humphrey. "Yes," replied the doctor; "but poor Barbara, for all her beauty, was very unfortunate. The one of her admirers whom she loved the most was a worthless scapegrace; he was killed in a duel, and Barbara died of that disease called a broken heart." Miss Sophia, who was seated next to Hose, caught the faint echo of a suppressed sigh, and exchanged a meaning look with her sister across the table, as she glanced first at Rose and then at Basil. "I think we will go to the drawing room and have some coffee," said Mrs. Metham, rising. And the whole of the little party accordingly adjourned to the above named apartment, where they grouped themselves round the fire and sipped fragrant coffee from tiny Dresden china cup3. "Rose Berrington alters very much for the worse," said Miss Caroline to her sister; "how thin, and pale, and pinched up she looks to-night I" "Well, you know," replied Miss Sophia, who required something rather to soften, than heighten, the vivid red of her complexion, "she was always wretchedly wanting in colour." "And her brother," said Mrs. Purcell, in the same undertone, joining in the conversation, and directing a glance at Humphrey, whose grave, thoughtful face was bent over a portfolio of engravings, "it's really shocking! the sight of that hump makes me feel quite hysterical sometimes. But as for Rose, I don't agree with you; I think she looks very well to-night. Some people think her mightypretty, and she is really an obliging creature." The motive for this change in Mrs. Purcell's sentiments towards Rose the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775910
  • 9781236775917