The Invasion of Ivylands

The Invasion of Ivylands

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... much blame them. If Nelly or Susie had been at home it would not have happened, and I suppose the fact is they ought not to be left to their own devices. But I am sorry, for now the Rector will have no more roses for a long time, and he has so few pleasures." "Rhoda said it didn't matter," said Liz, beginning to cry. "No, I didn't," said Rhoda from the hall, where she had been standing unperceived; "I said I didn't care, and I don't." "If you were only a boy, I'd thrash you," observed Sam. "You daren't!" she replied, with a furious look. "Because you are a girl," Sam answered with contempt; and a nice girl you are, not even to be trusted with the care of the children." "Say no more, Sam. When Rhoda gives herself time to think, I believe she will feel ashamed of herself. I am sure she ought," said Miss Armytage quietly; the very mildness of the reproof made it more stinging to the proud girl. "But," said Nelly, "all this time, where is Ned?" "I'll go and search for him," said Sam. "I dare say he's somewhere" What more Sam was going to say does not much matter, but he never finished that sentence. For at that moment Ned not only proved that he was somewhere, but let them know where that somewhere was. A noise, a fearful noise, suddenly filled the air. The glass of the porch rang again, one or two small flower-pots fell off a high shelf; the place actually seemed to shake, and the ground to tremble under their feet. Liz and Flop, hastily deciding that a terrible judgment was falling on them for their sins about the rosebuds, fell on the ground in speechless terror. Rhoda turned very pale, and seizing Sam by the arm, clung...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906527
  • 9781236906526