Maggie Bradford's Fair; The Fourth of a Series of Sequels to the Bessie Books

Maggie Bradford's Fair; The Fourth of a Series of Sequels to the Bessie Books

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ..._To-day will not afford much opportunity for either of these; so let her stay as long as possible." "I thank you most sincerely," answered the gentleman, agrateful smile lighting his delicate features as he looked into the kind eyes of his gracious and graceful hostess, "I thank you most sincerely for all you, and yours, and your friends are doing for my Gladys, and not least for giving her a taste of the young life in which she has so little share. She is thrown so constantly with older people, and takes so much care, and responsibility upon herself, that I sometimes feel as if the child were being too rapidly merged into the woman." "We shall try what we can do to keep the woman in the background while she is with us," said Mrs. Bradford, " and you must let her come to us often and see as much of child-life as possible. My daughters are thorough children, perhaps younger in some ways than most girls of their age, and while Gladys is with them she will find no room for cares anrl responsibilities." And with a feeling that for the time being the lines had indeed fallen to Gladys in pleasant places, the rector took his leave. Maggie's and Bessie's table ran from the door of exit into the hall up the side of the room, and a heavy portiere hung over this door was now drawn aside in folds which fell together just at the end of the table. Screened by this portiere, on the floor behind the table, sat Edith Vernon--to do her jus tice, making herself useful in some rather prosaic work; namely, arranging bits of paper and string to be ready in case of need. For once she was quiet, neither prying nor repeating, but alas! opportunity too unfortunately came to meet her. All unconscious...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745051
  • 9781236745057