A Millionaire's Daughter

A Millionaire's Daughter

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...at "our station," where Francis, big and burly, in well polished russet boots with the reflecting capacity of. mahogany, met me with the dog-cart. "She arrived yesterday, and has shaken down like a 'brick.' Both the boys are in love with her, and she's bent on making herself pleasant." He bluntly told me what he knew I wished to hear. "ane's very fond of her, too. She has any amount of intuition, has ane." Francis was developing a tiresome faculty of seeing things through his wife's eyes. If this saves him the trouble of thinking, it also makes him appear a little ridiculous, but we must pay for luxuries. ane's virtue leans to the side of shrewdness, and the outlook at the Chase has become prosaic in consequence. Francis flicked the mare with his whip, and we spun away down the familiar steep road. The sun was shining above the twisted granite peaks in the south-west--once the limit of my world---the soft wind, which crossed the moors, brought down with it from the rugged uplands the peach-like fragrance of the gorse. Margaret and I had watched the shadows stealing across the mountains encircling the lovely Italian lake; from the deck of the Foam Flower we had counted the headlands of the sun-steeped coasts of Spain and Italy; we had tossed together in a Biscay gale when the big waves snapped at the tumbled sky, and the spindrift dancedbehind was the sympathy of these common emotions; before, what might not the brave west-country landscape promise. And somewhat thus did the dotard trustee follow in the foolish wake of his wandering fancy. But why should not thoughts delude so long as we keep on the right side of speech and action? Even Alnascar's pompous...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965019
  • 9781236965011