Looking Round

Looking Round

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... Stanley, the brother of Robert Stanley, Eva's father. Albert Stanley and his wife dying, this lady was adopted by Robert Stanley, as he had no children. Eva was not born until her father and mother had been married fifteen or twenty years." "That accounts for her being made such a pet of, as you have said she was." "Robert Stanley and his wife were much attached to this young lady. Her name was Maynard, Blanchard married her, and the two families were always very intimate, and no doubt tbe reason why Robert Stanley appointed Blanchard guardian of his daughter was, that he believed Blanchard's wife would be a true mother to Eva." "Was she not?" "She was a woman of no sensibility, a very commonplace sort of person; never loved any one very much--her children excepted. I think it likely she was never unkind to Eva; but what little love she was able to give was bestowed, from what I hear, upon her own flesh and blood." "It must have been a great change for that dear girl from such a home and such attention and love as she once had. But you do not suppose for a moment that Eva could be induced to throw herself away upon such a person as Blanchard--old enough to be her father!" "I cannot tell; he is a very strange man. He can be very complaisant and insinuating when he has an end to gain--and that he has a very important end in view in trying to get her, I know--and, to my cost, I know he can be very rough and tyrannical when it pleases him to be so." "You have never told me the particulars of his treatment at the time you left, and I did not wish to ask you." "His treatment was shameful, and I have no doubt he has since been much ashamed of it. He knew that I was...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603109
  • 9781236603104