The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward
"[...]Julia, who never ceased to be in love with Tom and never ceased to curse the day of his conversion; and as the babies increased and the income did not she was fain to allow her eldest daughter to live more and more with the kind grandmother, who asked no better than to have the child about the house. And, indeed, to have this particular child about the house was not always a light undertaking! She was wonderfully quick, clever and affectionate, but her tempers sometimes shook her to pieces in storms of passion, and the devoted "Aunt Fan," the Doctor's youngest daughter, who lived with her mother at Fox How, was often sorely puzzled how to deal with her. Still, by a judicious mixture of severity and tenderness she won the child's affection, so that Mary was wont to say, looking slyly at her aunt, "I like Aunt Fan-she's the master of me!" The Arnold atmosphere made indeed a very remarkable influence for any[...]."
- Paperback | 310 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.73mm | 449.05g
- 25 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations