Lake-House

Lake-House

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...at the same time to represent it as one of those occurrences such as had often been witnessed; but she had already been informed how very nearly the lives of the King and Queen had been threatened, and her excited imagination was not to be tranquillized. " Seek not to console me!" she said very faintly. " Whoever is our friend, in these days, must prepare us to drain the chalice to the last bitter drop! They will kill the King and Queen, and we shall fall with them, for the hatred of the people against us is fearful. But," she added, and her voice trembled, " it is very hard to be hated for misdeeds which one has not performed! " She looked, at the same time, as pure and innocent as an angel weeping over the sins of humanity. My whole heart overflowed toward her, and unable to restrain myself, I exclaimed: " Who can look upon you, so holy, so fair, so young, and hate you! " She shook her head, and answered: " I and no longer young, and it seems to me that no one could be, in the position in which we find ourselves. When one is constantly trembling for the lives of dearest friends, --when one has lived through these terrible commotions, --youth is prematurely lost and forgotten, and of what advantage would be youth? " She broke off abruptly, and then added: " To be a child is the only thing to be desired, for it seems to me that in France only the children are happy!" " But why remain in France? Why not seek to persuade your family to emigrate? You will not long be able to bear this state of anxiety, --you will sink under it," said I, with the tenderest solicitude. " What if I do?" she replied in a bitter tone; but this bitterness passed away as suddenly as it had come, and, returning to the softness and tenderness which was natural to her, she said: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656474
  • 9781236656476