The Mischief of Monica Volume 2

The Mischief of Monica Volume 2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...perhaps you would have liked it better--they said a great deal that I could have knocked down their throats again; and the worst of it was that they appeared to take it for granted that I knew as much as they did." "But what was it about, George?" still very curious. "About? This fine gentleman of Daisy's and--and the girl who has supplanted her. It was Monica Lavenham who took Dorrien away from Daisy. She--he--it appears every one knew it and talked of it--every one but ourselves. They say that one time they met--it was the evening before cousin Joseph died--it was at the Carnforths'-Smith was there--it was that evening that he and Lionel Carnforth were talking about." "And Monica and Mr. Dorrien?" "Yes. Monica and Mr. Dorrien. Mother, if you had known anything of this, you might have told me." She looked up in amazement at his tone, and a terrible idea all at once occurred to her. Have told him? Ifim? Why have told hm? What was it to George? It had been of Daisy she had had to think. No one had ever supposed--how should any one have supposed that this unfortunately crossed love affair could be anything to Daisy's brother? He had never liked Dorrien, and would be acquiescent in the cessation of Dorrien's visits--he might have seen for himself that the end had come. Why then should he now turn on any one and complain that he had not been told? All of this she could have explained and demonstrated but for one thing--the tone of her son's voice. It was thick and husky, the utterance of one struggling with suppressed feeling; and when, arrested by this, she had her attention drawn to his air, his countenance, his attitude, she began to perceive the truth. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236839080
  • 9781236839084