Loved at Last, a Story Volume 1

Loved at Last, a Story Volume 1

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... windows to give Mrs. Hartley the full benefit of the fumigation. When they arrived at the oflice he would open all his morning letters before referring to Bradshaw, and then affected to find that easily comprehended publication difficult of interpretation. Having ascertained the route Mrs. Hartley was to take, he discovered that the cab might reach the station in time for the next train, provided the cabman had luck and there were no stoppages. He sent the porter to see his wife ofl', and maliciously gave her two franc pieces in some loose silver which he presented to her at parting. That was all. Not one kindly remembrance to his son, until he was reminded that he had omitted such an ordinary ceremony. "Oh yes! I'd forgot him for the moment," he said. "Say all that's agreeable, and tell him to get well as soon as he can, as I want him to take up a matter of business for me when he can hobble again." Mrs. Hartley could and would put this unfeeling speech into gentle words when she saw Cecil, be sure of that. The cabman was in luck, and arrived in time. Neither did he receive either of the franc pieces and thereby occasion a dispute with the lady or the attendant porter. Hilltown was barely thirty miles from London, but Mrs. Hartley travelled by a "stopping train," and the journey of an hour and three-quarters appeared to be interminable to her whose anxious thoughts had been wandering to the Rosebush Inn all through the preceding night and early morning. Arrived at Hilltown she found that the branch train would not proceed for a quarter of an hour, and though she might have procured easy conveyance by road she was too inexperienced a traveller to avail herself of other than her...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849191
  • 9781236849199