McLeod of the Camerons

McLeod of the Camerons

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...I should go ofi with the first available person--Andrew or anybody. In any case I am going to tea with Chrissy this afternoon." ' Which somewhat inconsistent and involved remark left Lady Ruskin with only strength to call after her daughter feebly an entreaty to be home before dark. It must be in some way her fault that Gerty was so entirely disrespectful and disobedient. Ought she not, on this and on many other occasions, have gathered courage to put a distinct veto on Gerty's proceedings, though by doing so she might throw away the last hope of making the child fond of her? But, then, supposing Gerty refused to obey, or betookherself to her father. who was absolutely certain to say the opposite thing? Then matters would only have been made worse. If trouble came of all this, everybody, including Gerty herself, would be certain to say ' that Lady Ruskin was to blame. What could she do? 7But there was never a trouble in Gerty's pretty head as she walked up Strada Reale to the library. She had no time to think. It was quite joy enough to be alive, to have something amusing to look forward to every day, and the handsomest and smartest man in Malta--in her opinion and his--as the first victim of her bow and spear. She even found a little private exhilaration in the idea of being talked about by the Valetta world in connection with such a glorious individual. She had been in the reading room for about ten minutes, and had exchanged whispers with a half dozen girls of her acquaintance, when Grant put in his head. According to custom, everybody looked up with a single impulse. He came across to Gerty's sofa at once. He rather enjoyed his saunter through the room in full observation, and his consciousness that...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848896
  • 9781236848895