Living Age Volume 159

Living Age Volume 159

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...keepin' on about it. I shall never marry, I believe, father," John said gloomily. "Oh, come now, John, don't be so down-'earted! 'er'll come round sure enough, only you wait. An' if she don't, why, bless you, there's plenty of other mains 'ud take 'ee for the askin'; but I'll be bound she'll come round if you bide yer time. She don't seem to me to 'ave no objection to you, like; only this evenin' she says, 'John, ' says she, ' I'm main glad to see 'ee.'" "She said that to you, you know," John said. "Well, an' if she did, she was passin' the compliment to me just for to pass it on to you," his father rejoined cheerfully. "An' I could see fast enough she was glad to see 'ee, she said as much; for I says when I come in, 'John an' I have jest stepped over to see you a bit; you needn't wake gran'father.' An' she says so pretty, lookin' at you all the time, ' I n glad to see 'ee both, she says." "She've always had nice manners," John said, " but that ain't no reason why she should marry me, and 'tisn't likely she'd think of marryin' now with her gran'father gettin' so old and weak as he is, and wantin' her more than ever he did. She isn't so selfish as that by a long way." "You'm a thoughtful sort of a chap, John. I shouldn't wonder if you was a bit more knowin' in choosin' a wife nor your father was." Mason laughed and clapped his son on the back as he added. "If Ruth 'ave refoosed 'ee I dare say she's sorry for it by this time; maids is like that--they don't know their own minds 'alf their time, but they'll most of'em take a mate when they'm put to it, if they can get one easy. So don't you take on about it, you just bide your time." John smiled and said...show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,152g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123678331X
  • 9781236783318