The Laurel Bush, an Old-Fashioned Love Story; To Which Is Added Two Little Tinkers

The Laurel Bush, an Old-Fashioned Love Story; To Which Is Added Two Little Tinkers

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...day before we "A letter!"--Miss Williams slightly started--"what letter?" left--which was a letter." Tbe Laurel Bush, ztc. 1 "One I found lying under the laurel-bush, quite hidden by its leaves. It was all soaked with rain; I dried it in the sun, and then put it in my letter-box, telling nobody, for I meant to deliver it myself at the hall-door, with a loud ring--an English postman's ring. Our Scotch one used to blow his horn, you remember?" "Yes," said Miss Williams. She was leaning against the fatal bush, pale to the very lips, but her veil was down; nobody saw. "What sort of a letter was it, David? Who was it to? Did you notice the handwriting?" "Why, I was such a little fellow," and he looked up in wonder and slight concern. "How could I remember? Some letter that somebody had dropped, perhaps, in taking the rest out of the box. It could not matter--certainly not now. You would not bring my youthful misdeeds up against me, would you?" And he turned up a half comical, half pitiful face. Fortune's first impulse--what was it? She hardly knew. But her second was that safest, easiest thing--now grown into the habit and refuge of her whole life--silence. "No, it certainly does not matter now." A deadly sickness came over her. What if this letter were Robert Roy's, asking her that question which, he said, no man ought ever to ask a woman twice? And she had never seen it--never answered it. So, of course, he went away. Her whole life--nay, two whole lives--had been destroyed, and by a mere accident---the aimless mischief of a child's innocent hand. She could never prove it, but it might have been so. And alas, alas, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775104
  • 9781236775108