Life, Here and There; Or Sketches of Society and Adventure at Far-Apart Times and Places

Life, Here and There; Or Sketches of Society and Adventure at Far-Apart Times and Places

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...native tongue, in words that I only understood by their passionate and thrilling accent. The language of the heart is universal. The fair scholars came in, one after another, and we were soon on our way through the green fields to the flowery mountain-side of East Rock; Mrs. Ilfrington's arm and conversation having fallen to my share, and St. John rambling at large with the rest of the party, but more particularly beset by Miss Temple, whose Christian name was Isabella, and whose Christian chariiy had no bowels for broken hearts. The most sociable individuals of the party for a while were Nunu and Lash; the dog's recollections of the past, seeming, like those of wiser animals, more agreeable than the present. The Chero188 RED-SKIN IN SOCIETY. kee astonished Mrs. Ilfrington by an abandonment to joy and frolic which she had never displayed before--sometimes fairly outrunning the dog at full speed, and sometimes sitting down breathless upon a green bank, while the rude creature overpowered her with his caresses. The scene gave origin to a grave discussion between that well-instructed lady and myself, upon the singular force of childish association--the extraordinary intimacy between the Indian and the trapper's dog being explained satisfactorily (to her, at least) on that attractive principle. Had she but seen Nunu spring into the bosom of my friend, half an hour before, she might have added a material corollary to her proposition. If the dog and the chief's daughter were not old friends, the chief's daughter and St. John certainly were. As well as I could judge by the motions of two people walking before me, St. John was advancing fast in the favor and acquaintance of the graceful Georgian. Her southern indolence was probably an apology in Mrs....show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549694
  • 9781236549693