Lady Valworth's Diamonds

Lady Valworth's Diamonds

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...her darling dispraised. "Auntie is my dear duck, and I won't have you say one word against her," says Miss Clytie stoutly. "Anyone that speaks bad of my auntie is bad herself!" After this declaration the child steps back a yard or so to look the better at her antagonist, and to deal the last blow safely. "So now!" she says loudly, the note of challenge echoing through the room. It echoes as far as the door, where Mr. Duran, having entered the room most unexpectedly, is now standing. "Clytie on the war-path!" exclaims he, laughing. "Why, Clytie, how is this?" He is laughing, and now opens his arms to receive the little dainty figure that springs into them. "Wicked baby," says he, "what have you been doing?" "Fighting with her," says the younger Miss Duran, who has a pretty sharp brain of her own. She points to the upright Lady Benson, who is glowering upon her with a malignant eye. What she would have given to have had the child alone with her for a quarter of an hour would amount to a goodly sum. "My dear Clytie," says Mr. Duran, a little shocked. "Well, she was scolding my auntie," says Clytie, beginning to whimper a little. "And she said I wasn't your child--she said I was the baby of some one else; and that was a bad lie, a.nd----" "Oh hush, my pet!" By this time Clytie is dissolved in tears. "I'll go to my other mammy; I won't stay here," cries she, clambering down out of her father's arms. "I wish to goodness your other mammy would come here and take charge of you, whoever she may be," says Mr. Duran, half laughing, thinking she more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743385
  • 9781236743381