Memoirs of a Chequered Life, 3

Memoirs of a Chequered Life, 3

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...Miss Carpenter, and pardon me if I have suffered my tongue to run too wild. I should not have dared to express myself thus freely, but you were so k nd in your manner to me, you appeared to lose sight altogether of the great difference that existed between Miss Mary Carpenter and Henry Morton." "How did you know, Mr. Morton, that my name was Mary?" "Did I not see you at the sheep-pens? were you not on horseback? A woman never looks so well as when she is mounted. I confess, Miss Mary, I did make inquiries about you; I could not help it." "Tell me, Mr. Morton, do you often come this "No, Miss Carpenter, my duties seldom bring me hither, but I frequently am at the border of MISS CARPENTER. 169 your run. Oh! that I were in your station of life that I might see more of one in whom I take such great interest!" "Oh! Mr. Morton, I thank you sincerely for your kind expressions; I am sure any one might take you for a gentleman, and I for one should never be ashamed of owning you as a friend." "Good morning, Miss Carpenter, (taking off my hat): you are now approaching your own residence, and it would never do for Miss Carpenter to be seen riding by the side of Henry Morton; but we shall meet again." Still holding my hat in my hand, I was in the act of moving away, when she said, "Henry Morton, can you meet me this day week at the same hour and at the same place?" "I will," I replied. She then extended to me her gloved hand, which I took and kissed, and galloped off, ready to burst with laughter. 170 REFLECTIONS. CHAPTER VI. Reflections.--Return to the Shepherds' Hut.--My Flock above their Number.--The Meeting with Miss Carpenter.--Interesting Dialogue.--Indignation of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632982
  • 9781236632982