Julia France and Her Times; A Novel Volume 1

Julia France and Her Times; 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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...than their ancestral pretensions. "New is new, and republics are republics," she said once to Mrs. Macmanus, when discussing a grande dame from New York. "What silly asses they are to talk 'family' in Europe! We like some and we don't others, and that's all there is to it." As neither painted, she and Mrs. Bode kissed each other warmly, and, the American having had her fill of ruins long since, they went off to a comfortable fireside to gossip, leaving Emily and Daniel to Julia. The little girl was openly rebellious, when ordered to investigate the ruined portion of the castle, but Daniel would have followed Julia straight out into the North Sea. He had never been insensible to the charm of girls, but here was a goddess, and he proceeded to worship her in the wholehearted fashion of fifteen, and with an enthusiasm the more possessing as it knew no guile. They wandered through old rooms and passages, under and over ground, ivy-draped and stark, Julia recounting the castle's many histories. Emily lagged behind and wilfully closed her ears. Finally, having emerged upon the flat roof of a tower, she saw that she could find her way back to the garden without getting lost, announced her intention curtly, and ran down the spiral stair. "Good riddance," said her brother, as he and Julia sat down to rest. "But I don't blame her. This is the last dinky old castle that I look at this trip. America for me, anyhow. Don't think I'm a Western savage--that is what Cherry calls me--it's awfully good of you to climb round like this and spiel off such a lot, and this really is the dandiest castle I've seen. But I've been dragged through about a...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832019
  • 9781236832016