Maiden Sisters; A Tale

Maiden Sisters; A Tale

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...and Ellen herself had, at the beginning of the acquaintance, expressed an exaggerated sense of the disparity between their respective ages. So-she seconded his praises; and their long delay in the copse awakened no further uneasiness. To Ellen the time did not seem long. At first she pursued the search for strawberries with great zeal; but Hugh presently reminded her of the injunction not to tire herself. There is no fear, said Ellen; I shall not be tired for this hour or more. But if you work so hard, said Lucy, the basket will be filled too soon, and then we shall have to leave off. Suppose you and Colonel Oliphant go and sit on that old trunk, and leave Emmy and me to gather. Instead of replying, Ellen bent lower over the strawberry plants; but Colonel Oliphant said, gravely: That is not a bad suggestion, Lady Lucy, and he led the way to the fallen tree. Ellen was seized with a fit of shyness, betrayed by an abrupt expression of her admiration of the scene before them. Yes, said Hugh; but, much as I admire woodland scenery, I like our Scotch deer-forests still better. They are like our downs, are they not? said Ellen, raising her eyes, with a smile: and only called forests because there are no trees. Come and see, Hugh rejoined, whether Braemar bears any resemblance to a Sussex down. Ellen remembered that he owned a small place in that country; and turning aside to gather a spray of wild rose, she only pricked her fingers with the thorns. Colonel Oliphant came to her assistance, and severed the branch, thus constraining her to turn round, with her cheek still glowing, to acknowledge the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586697
  • 9781236586698