Mildred; A Novel

Mildred; 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... lead the conversation," the little lady was still crying and continued so until Boston was in sight. Then, indeed, she cheered up, thinking to herself how " she'd tell Geraldine and have her see to it." "Why, Lawrence, --Lilian, --who expected you today?" Geraldine Veille exclaimed, when about four o'clock she met them in the hall. In as few words as possible Lawrence explained to her that he had been nearly drowned, and as he did not feel much like visiting after that, he had come home and brought Lilian with him. "But what ails her? She has not been drowned too," said Geraldine, alarmed at her sister's white face and swollen eyes. Thinking that Lilian might explain, Lawrence hastened off leaving them alone. "Oh, sister," cried Lilian, when he was gone. "Come upstairs to our room, where I can tell you all about it and how unhappy I am." In a moment they entered their chamber, and throwing her bonnet and shawl on the floor, Lilian threw herself into the middle of the bed, and half smothering herself with the pillows, began her story, to which Geraldine listened with flashing eyes and burning cheeks. "The wretch!" she exclaimed, when Lilian had finished. "Of course she enticed him. It's like her; but don't distress yourself, Lily dear. I can manage it, I think." "It don't need any managing," sobbed Lilian, "now that we've got home. He always loves me best here, and he'll forget that hateful Mildred." This was Lilian's conclusion. Geraldine's was different. Much as she hated Mildred Howell, she knew that having loved her once, Lawrence would not easily cease to love her, let him be where he would, and though from Lilian's story she inferred that he had not...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610563
  • 9781236610560