Lillian's Retrospect

Lillian's Retrospect

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...which my lengthened exposure to sea-breezes had rendered somewhat necessary. Half-an-hour afterwards, I saw, from my window, Mr. Castleton take his departure, and shortly afterwards heard Isabel and her mother dismiss their other visitors, and the former ascend to her own room. Joining her there, I hastened to apologize for my involuntary intrusion, but was interrupted by Isabel, exclaiming, "Never mind, Lilian, it is of no consequence whatever. What makes you fancy it a matter of importance '2 " " From Mr. Castleton's manner I judged that my entrance was peculiarly ill-timed; was it not so then? and did my fancy run away with me? " " As to that, I believe Mr. Castleton did find your presence somewhat undesirable," was Isabel's reply, accompanied by a ripple of gleeful laughter. " Why Isabel," I said boldly, " I believe he was just on the point of proposing to you." "And I know he was; he had just got fairly started when you came in." " Oh! Isabel, why did you recall me when I was about to retire? It was too bad; I feel so annoyed." ''Oh! oh; is my sober Lillian in the conspiracy to get me married; Ithought such a proper damsel would abhor such iniquity." "I am not at all anxious to see you married, unless it should be for your happiness; but I fancied you meant to-accept Mr. Oastleton; if I have spared you the pain of a refusal, I ought to be glad rather than sorry." Isabel laughed, " but I did not mean to refuse him. I fully intend to accept him on his return, when he will no doubt seize the first opportunity of renewing the conversation you interrupted to-day. I am not sorry to have three weeks more to...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921593
  • 9781236921598