Marigold, and Other Stories

Marigold, and Other Stories

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...us of the rest we could enjoy. We shall feel bound to go hunting about the world for worthy objects upon which to expend it, instead of sitting down to repose in the evening of our days." " Dear Miss Sophy, you can give it, if you like, to the first beggar-man you meet. I will never touch a penny of it. Neither shall he--mean, false that he has proved. Oh," bursting into tears, "to think that I should have made such a hero of him, and loved him so well! " Miss Anne knocked at the door and came in. "My dear Henrietta, your guardian, Mr. Hansard, desires to have a word with you." "Miss Anne, I will not go near him. My guardian, Mr. Hansard! Who is he? How do I know whether there is any Mr. Hansard in the world at all? I thought I knew my guardian, and he has proved to be that odious " "My young friend," said Miss Anne, "when you have done raving I will take back your message to your uncle's friend. But let me tell you, I will countenance no impertinence from 'a chit like you to so dignified and estimable a gentleman." Hen stared. To be spoken to like this was entirely new to her. "He deceived me," she said, "and I have no reason to respect him. He will want me to marry that detestable " "Do not speak falsehoods," said Miss Anne severely. "You know you do not think him detestable. Some women would gladly bestow good things on the man whom they love. But that is as you please. No one is going to force you. One thing, however, you are bound to do--that is, to treat your guardian with proper consideration. And I advise you to descend with me instantly as he desires." Hen's eyes flashed defiance; and then she suddenly changed her...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918630
  • 9781236918635