A Midsummer Madness; A Novel

A Midsummer Madness; 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...down for the Sundays. Mr. Mathurin went up to town nearly every day; there was some extra work at the office and he took fewer holidays than usual. So, for the most part, the two young women were left to each other's society. Without any actual rapprochement between them, there was, nevertheless, a distinct diminution of antagonistic elements in their intercourse with each other. Lady Lareston's death had undoubtedly allayed much of the illfeeling which, by her injudicious prejudice towards one, and unwise partiality to the other, she had fanned into angry flame. Edna and Marvie met now, if somewhat silently, yet in a more peaceful spirit. Moreover, Marvie was plainly unhappy, and Edna, divining at the causes of her unhappiness, was able, with the exquisite tact and forethought that was part of herself, to turn aside and render harmless many little pin-pricks of daily worry which might have wounded and pained her. Marvie was vaguely aware of this, and a certain recognition of her stepmother's shielding care of her came slowly into her mind. On one occasion it was Arthur Mathurin's old aunt, who had written to propose herself for the day. Mrs. George Mathurin was a gossiping old bore who lived in London; her bi-annual visits to her nephew's country house were justly dreaded by its inmates. Marvie hated her. "Why can't father stop at home to receive her?" she said, petulantly, throwing the letter across to Edna. "Your father is so very busy this week." "Aunt George perfectly maddens me!" cried the girl. "Oh, can't we make some excuse and put her off?" "She would only suggest another day the following week," replied Edna, with a smile. "We had much better get her over at her own date...".
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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559142
  • 9781236559142