Joanna Darling; Or, the Home at Break-Water

Joanna Darling; Or, the Home at Break-Water

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Just think of it!" " Seems to me that young man sets a great deal of store by you, Joanna?" looking at her and musing after his way.. "Yes; I think he does, grandpa," her smile at its sweetest. " jfcsuppose you'd have no objections to letting me hear what he's found to say to you? " "Well, I don't know as I should, grandpa," the voice going slowly and doubtfully along the words, some feeling lying behind them that the letter was written solely for her, and that something of its first fresh bloom would be lost when another shared its words. But Joanna did not know how to express this feeling, and it seemed unkind to refuse the old man's very natural request. If he observed, he did not regard her hesitation. "Come, hurry up and bring a lamp, and we'll have the letter," he said. Joanna brought the light, set it on the little round table in front of the fire, and, standing by it, read her letter with a little pleased sense of importance cropping out through a good many other feelings that would have made Philip Drayton smile if he had been there to see it. The old man listened intently. When the little girl had finished "and was folding up the sheet he commented in his slow way, "A very pretty letter. How did he come to take such a fancy to you, child?" She could not tell him about the scene in the little room back of the library, so she spoke the feeling that was uppermost in her thoughts, as she would not if she had had a little more time to reflect. "It's pleasant, grandpa, to have somebody like and care for me in the world. Sometimes I've thought nobody did that." "You've had a lonely time, I know, child. It's been on my mind a good deal of late, that if I was taken away there'd be nobody to see to you. It's a hard world for a little girl to more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677676
  • 9781236677679