Margaret Craven; Or, Beauty of the Heart, by the Author of 'The Lost Key'

Margaret Craven; Or, Beauty of the Heart, by the Author of 'The Lost Key'

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...which could lead Margaret to suppose that she had discovered the change which had crept over her. But nothing is more difficult than dissimulation to those who have always f$ been accustomed to act only as they feel. It was so with Margaret; and frequently, when she was not at all aware that she did so, words, looks, and actions escaped her, of which, had she thought for a moment, she would have been ashamed, but which did not pass unnoticed by the eye of affection which was now again daily watching over her. One day Mrs. Craven was going out to make some calls, and intended to take Margaret and Ada with her; but as her Aunt Ellen was not very well, Margaret petitioned to be allowed instead to remain at home with her. They chatted pleasantly awhile about old times, for Margaret was never tired of making inquiries, and listening to anecdotes of every person and thing, animate or inanimate, which she had left behind in her "other home," as she always called the Thatched Cottage. "And my myrtle by the drawing-room window, is that growing, Aunt Ellen?" said she, after she had inquired about the welfare of almost every flower in the garden; "oh dear! I wonder if I shall ever see it again." "I hope so, my darling," replied Mrs. Shirley; "if it please God to spare you and me both for another year, I hope you will come and stay with me." "Oh, Aunt Ellen, how glad I shall be! Do you think mamma will let me stay for a long time?" "I hope so," replied her aunt; "are you sure that you shall be glad to come, Margaret?" Q "Oh, aunty! how can you ask me," said Margaret, "when I love you so?" "Because, dear Margaret, I have thought sometimes, since I have...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564405
  • 9781236564405