Mary St. John; A Novel

Mary St. John; A Novel

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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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...and the Beguinage. How very quiet Dollie was all the walk! She made no answer to her mother's exclamations and little ejaculations of surprise and pleasure. "This is the prettiest walk we have had yet, Dollie," she said, quite innocently; "why have you left it to the last?" and Dollie flushed up and looked foolish. But that night she took heart of grace, and told hei little story. "I thought I ought to have no secrets from you, mother," sbe said, looking very good and demure; how the widow thrilled and trembled over her girl's recital! The next day she went out alone, and took that walk again. She stood for a long time on the bridge that led to the ivied archway of the Beguinage. "It was here that he told my Dollie that he loved her," she said to herself, and again that thrill had passed over her. Was the danger averted? or should she have to fear for the future? "And you refused him! yon actually said no!" she exclaimed. Now, indeed, her girl was a woman. "What could I do? One is not obliged to accept people because they ask one," returned Dollie, a little loftily. The narrative had excited her; it sounded better in the retrospect. "Of course I was sorry, and I told him so," she went on, feeling all at once as though she had acted very creditably--after all she had not done so badly. Then suddenly Mrs. Maynard changed color, and her manner grew very nervous. "Oh, Dollie, my dear, if you had only written to me! and I have asked him to call--actually to call." "How could I write about such things?" returned Dollie, in a shrill little voice. "Mother, how you do talk! And what does it matter if you have asked him to call? We are very good friends; he has...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520971
  • 9781236520975