A Life's Search

A Life's Search

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...his company to a family dinner that evening at the Vicarage. Mr. Glynn fully intended to speak plainly his disapprobation of the gallant Captain's mode of courtship, otherwise, though not partial to the notion of sons-in-law in the abstract, he could find no respectable objection to him either on the score of family, fortune, or integrity. The note was answered shortly by Mrs. Bayford. Her dear son Lancelot, had just ten minutes previously set out for the continent. The blank look of disappointment that settled on May's face, was painful to see. Nevertheless she said not a single word, and her only reply to Margaret's hopeful suggestions, was, "I must have patience. I ought not to expect to be quite happy, after acting so wrongly in the beginning. I scarcely deserve the happiness of knowing how good and true Lancelot has been to me, all the while I was so doubting him." "Well, never mind, May; there's a fine old proverb, 'You cannot help the birds of sorrow flying over your head, but you can prevent their building their nests there, ' " said the ever confident Margaret, "so cheer up, and never fear but that I will make matters all right for you, by hook or by crook," which she certainly did not succeed in doing, when, the next time she met Mrs. Bayford, she so fiercely attacked that old lady for her conduct in her son's affairs, that all semblance of cordiality between the two families was, for the time, per force suspended, and thus knowledge of the Captain's movements was cut off also. "Never mind, I'll right you yet, child, though why on earth you did not manage to right yourself, when you had him all to yourself in the drawing-room there, is a problem I have never been able to solve. I'll set matters straight...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640756
  • 9781236640758