A Knight of the White Feather

A Knight of the White Feather

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...as best man--in a letter that was almost rude? And was it not thoughtful of ohn to have found out that Ferney was empty, and to have arranged that they should go there immediately after the wedding, to spend a week in Linda's early home--so full of dear and sad and sweet associations? The Ferney project was approved by Mrs. Wiseman with reserve. "It will certainly be beautifully green in September--the wattle all out in the home-paddock, too, and the English creepers blossoming in the veranda; but won't it be rather a dreary kind of happiness, child? Won't you be haunted all the time by the longing for the 'touch of the vanished hand, and the sound of the voice that is still'?" "That is just what I want," cried Linda; "I want to be where I can't help recalling him. I want to have him with me, and by me, at the outset of my married life, lest I should begin to forget--lest I should let quite new influences and interests take too strong a hold of me. ohn knows how I feel about it. This is not to be just an ordinary banal honeymoon trip. It is to be a kind of consecration of our lives to the principles and cause /re always upheld. No one here cares anything about them. ohn's mother and sisters only think them queer. But ohn understands. He knew I would rather go to Ferney than to any other place in the world. It was very thoughtful and considerate of him--was it not?" "Very thoughtful," assented her friend. But even as she spoke her thoughts were with the Ferney of the past, rather than of the present. What a curiously personal influence the name had borne with it once upon a time! She could remember when the very sound of it, uttered by indifferent...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876849
  • 9781236876843
  • 2,315,746