Mimi, by Esme Stuart

Mimi, by Esme Stuart

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...that Margot too had no more courage than myself; I had once caused her trouble by my impetuosity; I would not do so again. In a childish way I asked God to help me, and then I opened the door quietly. Marguerite was dreaming over the fire, or she would have noticed my scared looks; as it was she only said--"I thought you would not find the ink, Mimi; but where is the candle, my little one?" "Margot, I dropped it on the stairs; lend me yours a few minutes. And I fear I have spilt the ink as well." "0 Mimi, how careless! What will Paul say? Here, take this candle, Mimi, but don't be long." I could hardly walk to the door again, and when once on the landing I felt forced to go down-stairs and look out of the landing window. I would not look down below into the dark passage, but kept my eyes fixed on the black panes. I stumbled against the candlestick, and quickly picked it up. I gave a bang to the shutter, put the bar across, and then fairly bolted into Marguerite's room. The ink-bottle was safely in the candlestick, but only half the ink remained. I placed it by her side, and then sitting down on the floor, and burying my head in my arms, I fairly cried from fright. That face pressed close to the glass haunted me. I had only just seen the outline, and yet I filled in the rest easily enough. I think at this moment I should have hailed the appearance of monsieur himself. How could I keep it to myself, and sleep alone in my little bedroom, for the window looked out the same side as the staircase window? Margot's pen woke me up from my meditations. She was busily engaged in writing, the flush was again on her cheeks, her lips were parted into a smile, and one could see her white pearly teeth. "Mimi, I almost...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783816
  • 9781236783813