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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...the distance to Shadbrook by nearly a mile, and, besides being shorter, is pleasanter and less dusty in the summer, and drier in the winter. So, as Sylvia and Archie were gathering the flowers, Laddie gave a bark of glad surprise and welcome, and went galloping off across the field, with much waving of feathery tail and eloquent pricking of golden tan ears, and Sylvia, jumping to her feet at the sound, let all the violets Archie had given her but. a minute before drop on the grass, and likewise set off after Laddie, running down the sloping meadow to where a man was standing on the path, having just crossed the stile. The scene also was photographed on Archie's mind, to be recalled in every detail in after years by the scent of violets, even by the faint fragrance of a few little, dead, flattened specimens between the leaves of his pocket-book. How curiously things take you by surprise which you thought you had expected all along! Archie had told himself from' the first that Ken Wyatt would win Sylvia's heart, and yet the confirmation of this idea gave him a shock that amounted to physical pain. And he could not get out of the way and recover himself and get used to the notion, but must go after Sylvia there and then, and meet Ken heartily as an old friend, and shake hands with him, while Sylvia stood with her hand on Ken's arm, and looked up at him with a look which poor Archie could not flatter himself had ever been bestowed on him; and he had not even the consolation, which certainly might have been gathered, that this simple, unembarrassed affection was too frank and open to be more than sisterly. " And after all," as he said to himself, taking in the outward appearance of this triumphant rival with critical minuteness, --" after all, he ' more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236675941