Mildred's Cadet; Or, Hearts and Bell-Buttons. an Idyl of West Point

Mildred's Cadet; Or, Hearts and Bell-Buttons. an Idyl of West Point

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...to me and let me tell you the truth! I could explain," she began eagerly; but remorselessly he interrupted her: " I thought once before that you had told me the truth, but I know now that I was miserably mistaken, and there can be no explanation that I should care to listen to." "But there can be--there is, indeed, if you ever really cared for me, as you said you did! " " It is my misfortune that I do care for you, all too much for my own happiness; but Mr. Belden is returning and you will not wish to have me remain longer. I will leave you, Miss Ray." "Do not leave me so--do not, Leigh! Promise me that you will hear my explanation!" she cried, desperately. " Of what avail could that be, either to you or to me? We are not likely to meet again often during your stay here, and after that--never!" And he moved away a little. " Do not be so cruelly unkind to me! If you ever loved me, as you once told me--ah! how well I remember the very words!--you will not refuse to hear me. You must see me again, and listen to what I have to tell you! " Mr. Belden was very near them now, and Leigh spoke quickly, in a voice his deep feeling rendered unsteady: " I cannot refuse you--it is too hard for me! I had--meant not to see you again, but now--are you going to the German, this afternoon? If you like, I will come for you to walk, directly it is over. Will you go with me?" "Yes," Mildred answered; "I will go." "'Time's up, shouted Blue.beard!' " Mr. Belden quoted, as he arrived before them. " Didn't you hear the drum beat, Mr. Cameron? " " I believe I did, but it made so little impression upon me that I forgot to go," the cadet returned, as he bowed and hastened away. A flickering ray of hope was kindled in Mildred's breast, shedding a kindly brightness over the...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675991
  • 9781236675996