Lady Lee's Widowhood Volume 2

Lady Lee's Widowhood Volume 2

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...when leaving the Heronry, brought with her to the Parsonage, sat on the table, watching the process, and occasionally putting out his paw to arrest the motion of the rolling-pin. The smile with which she looked up at Bruce's entrance turned to a look of sympathetic sadness, as she perceived his sorrowful aspect. He stood by her at the end of the table, and told her the news which had come that morning. "You see what a life ours is," said Bruce, trying to smile; "here to-day, gone to-morrow. And when we were going to spend such a pleasant winter too!" "And won't you be here at Christmas?" said Rosa; "and won't you have any of the mince-pies after all? And is there to be an end of our rides, and walks, and evening readings?" "I'm afraid so," said Bruce, shaking his head. "The troop that relieves us will be here to-morrow week--though, in my opinion," he added, with a faint attempt at pleasantry, "the best way to relieve us would be to let us alone." "And won't you be coming back?" asked Bosa, with sorrow shining moistly in her blue eyes. "I fear not," said Bruce, "though, to be sure, it might be managed. But you won't wish that when you've made acquaintance with our successors. The new-comers will take the place of your old friends, and you'll forget us--won't you, Miss Rosa?" This highly sincere speech was too much for Rosa. "No--oh, no--ne--never!" sobbed she, sinking on a chair, and burying her face on her plump arms as they lay folded on the table. Bruce had certainly supposed she would be sorry to hear he was going, but this display of sympathy surpassed his expectations. He stooped down over her--he whispered that nothing more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630645
  • 9781236630643