The Hungarian Girl; A Novel

The Hungarian Girl; A Novel

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...her aged father's--every gray-streaked ringlet peeping from underneath the snowy cap, seemed a rebuke. " Aunt Marianne, dear Aunt Marianne," cried the young girl beseechingly, as she flung her arms around the silent knitter, " don't be angry! Heaven only knows what makes me so irritable to-day! It must be because I am so anxious about Tivadar, whose last letter from London told us he was coming home, and we have not had another word since then. He ought to have been here before now;who knows what may have happened to him? with the country full of desperate characters. Had he not been driven into exile by that--" "Enough, Magda;' sternly interrupted her aunt. " It is well that father does not hear how his granddaughter--like poor ignorant Sabinerids her heart of anxiety! I wonder," glancing toward the clock, " what can detain him. It is past one o'clock." This was the dinner-hour at the parsonage, and was always punctually observed. Fraulein Fronius' face betrayed her solicitude as she laid aside her knitting and rose; while Magda, who knew her aunt's dislike of unpunctuality, smiled as she remembered what Tivadar used to say when he was a boy: "Aunt Marianne has the hours tied to her apron strings." " Oh, that he were here---my dear--my precious brother!" she murmured clasping her hands, as her aunt quitted the room to see about the soup which ought to have made-its appearance with the striking of the clock. The next moment Magda heard her grandfather's firm footstep on the stairs, and hastened to meet him. He was not alone. Several men and women, among them the provost's wife, followed him into the dining-room. Magda took his hat and cane, then stationed herself...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688759X
  • 9781236887597