Left in Charge, by Austin Clare

Left in Charge, by Austin Clare

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...all this time the sun is shining in a cloudless sky, and the summer wind is coaxing the scent from the roses under my window; bees are humming, and birds chatting gently together on the softly swaying boughs, and everything seems to be happy but I. "O dear," I think to myself, as turn my aching forehead towards the wall, "why ever did I let Warren persuade me to go into the monk's passage?" On these sad-coloured reflections presently breaks Warren, looking mightily pleased and satisfied. "I 've done it, Kitty!" he exclaims. "We 'll not see the marauders back again in a hurry, or I'm much mistaken. Just listen" But no, his satisfaction seems to my depression ill-timed and unsympathetic, and I break in with--"Warren, do let us stop these plans, and go on less"--(I pause for a word)--" less privately. I don't think it's good somehow, Warren, and I don't think father would like it." Warren jumps off my bed, on the edge of which he has seated himself confidentially, and bounces to the window. "Well, then, I won't tell you," he says, in a nettled tone. "You 're nothing but a girl after all!" (This very scornfully. Poor girls! why should their very name be a reproach? It's hard, I think.) "Look here. You all want me to be a diplomatist, don't you? Well, then, I 've just made a regular--what d'ye call the thing old Louis Napoleon did?--coup d'etat--stroke of statesmanship--that's it. This is famous practice, you see." "But, Warren, doesn't father always say that 'Honesty's the best policy'? and I imagined you thought so too; you 're always saying it at least." "But you see, Kitty, you see "Warren pauses, evidently the old proverb embarrasses him...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648242
  • 9781236648242