Lucille Belmont; A Novel Volume 2

Lucille Belmont; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... days, and then made two easy days' journey to Venice.Nothing in the menage 'had changed' she looked happyand joyous as ever; he appeared to doat upon her. At that time she was within a very few days of her confinement'. The only thing I did remark, was a certain impertinent manner which her maid had assumed." ' ' "What,"' said I, T" the' present Lady Bellmont?." ' ' ' ' '. "Precisely, ''' he replied. " We arrived at Venice. Lucille, --that was Lady Belmont's name, --.was charmed with all she saw, ' and enjoyed herself amazingly, ' and was in perfect h'ealth', when her labour commenced. After. a severe agony 'she gave' birth 'to Lucille, and although very weak, was re ported by the doctors to be doing very well. Belmont had seen her, and gone to bed; my room was some little way from his, and separated by one of those long marble corridors which, as you probably know, run through most of the Italian palazzi. Of a sudden I was alarmed by a shriek, which evidently came from Lady Belmont's room. I thought at first it was some pain consequent on her confinement; when I heard the sound of feet passing by my room door, which, as I afterwards learnt, led to her maid's room. I immediately arose, threw on a dressing-gown, and in the passage I met Belmont. As we were standing together, a dark figure passed me, and rushed down the corridor. " Did you not hear a cry?" Belmont said. I told him that was my reason for get ting up. He asked me to wait outside while he went into her bed-room. Ina few moments he came from the room, chalky pale....show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965531
  • 9781236965530