A Mingled Yarn; A Novel Volume 1

A Mingled Yarn; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...but with an expression which made her yet more like the ."Lady of the Lea," for it spoke of a haughtiness which nothing could subdue--a determination which nothing could surmount. Presently the sleeper stirred, and threw one fair, white arm over her head; and then, opening her large, dark eyes, she sprung up and exclaimed, with a thrill of joy in her voice: "My darling! my Gracie! I am so glad." "Hush! sweet mother; do not rouse yourself. I am coming to lie down beside you until four o'clock. Dolly will come then; and oh! my precious!" she continued, taking the beautiful head, and folding it to her bosom as a mother would cherish a child, "you must go then, or at dusk to-morrow--for he has come back." A look of dread and horror crossed the mother's face, and she said: "Oh! my Gracie, at dawn--at dawn; I would not risk the horrors of a whole day," "Well, then, be still; here--darling Everard sends you this;" and, pressingalong kiss on her lips, she knelt down beside her, as she fell back on her pillow, and murmured lovingly, "let me stay so, and rub your dear hands till you sleep, and then I will lie doWn." A smile of ineffable love and tenderness parted the mother's lips, and she answered: "It is too sweet to deny you, my own child;" and so they rested till the day dawned. The light sleep into which Grace had fallen was readily disturbed by a gentle tap at the door, which she opened, and admitted Dolly. "Now, my dear, we've no time to lose; is she awake?" "No--ah! yes, she is. Mother, sweet, you must go," said Grace; and the tears, as she spoke, filled her eyes, and trembled in her voice....show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970543
  • 9781236970541