The Luck of the Darrells; A Novel Volume 1

The Luck of the Darrells; A Novel 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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... her walk, whom the man-servant addressed as Mrs. Arkell. As they brushed against one another in the narrow passage, Maria smiled an apology, but the smile was not returned. On the contrary, the old lady passed on with a certain harsh avoidance impossible to misunderstand. "Even the very servants of the house shrink from me," was the girl's piteous reflection; "I shall never get to be dear Hester's friend." CHAPTER XIII. FROM EPSOM. WHEN Hester entered the little drawing-room she did not find Mrs. Brabazon alone. "I have ventured," she said, "to bring my nephew with me, who wishes to inquire after your health after the fatigues of the ball." It was a stilted introduction enough, and not at all characteristic of the speaker. The fact was she had brought Mr. Digby Mason at his own earnest entreaty, and by no means of her free will. She did not approve of the young man's "running after" Miss Hester Darrell, as she termed it; but when her nephew put his smile on (which he did when there was a necessity for it, and not otherwise, like a glove) she could deny him nothing. He wore it now as he addressed his young hostess. "You left us very early last evening, Miss Darrell, and I am afraid you must have forfeited many engagements." "My dear Digby, you talk like a racing man," said Mrs. Brabazon. "You should remember that we are not all of us on the turf." The young man seemed to wish her under it by the glance he flashed at her; to give an impression of his being "fast" in any way was the The Luck of Me Darrell-r. I. 10 very thing he wished to avoid with Miss Darrell, and he felt sure that his aunt knew it. Hester's...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970888
  • 9781236970886