A Mad Marriage

A Mad Marriage

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...experience, you brave child. You will be all right when you get away. Where do you go next? ' 1 Mamma talks of going back to Bruton Street till Christinas. We had an engagement at Sir John Netherby's, but she thinks I need rest. London will be very quiet just now.' ' And full of people, ' he said joyously. ' Of whom I shall be one. You must let me look after you a little in the quiet time. I shall have a good deal of leisure and be always, or nearly always, ready to attend you when you want to see pictures or shows of any kind.' ' Oh, ' she said, under her breath. ' That will be very nice.' He stooped and kissed the hand he was holding. ' Why did you not care for my flowers?' he asked. ' There, you need not answer me. It was a blow to me when Miss Maxwell told me you did not care for them and handed them on to her. She said sick people were always fanciful, and she was very kind: she seemed quite sorry for me.' ' It was a misunderstanding, ' said Hester. ' The flowers did not reach me, ' but her voice was low so that he did not catch what she said. As a matter of fact she was bewildered and shocked. She had been thinking to herself that perhaps there was some reason for the flowers not reaching her. So many people objected to flowers in a sick room, and the old-fashioned Scotch doctor had suggested on his first visit that there were too many flowers. ' Miss Maxwell seemed to think that flowers worried you, ' he went on, ' so I sent the bunch of white heather by your maid.' Something held her silent. She said to herself that Louise must have some explanation, if only she could make it. She did not say that she had not received the white heather, but only murmured that it was so kind of him to send it. ' I have been thinking ever since, ' he went on, '...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662903
  • 9781236662903