Miss Forrester

Miss Forrester

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Mrs. Fairfax be thinking of "Watteau? "Oh, Watteau, of course," cried Letty. "I knew it was something of the kind. Is Watteau indeed one of your favourites? Then you must see this picture; that is, if you don't mind coming into Richard's den. He is so fond of the picture that he will have it hung where he can look at it as he sits and smokes his horrid cigars." The bishop would be delighted to accompany Mrs. Fairfax to see the charming picture after Watteau, and the bishop's wife in black velvet would go too, and then the colonial people and the statesman joined; for men and women after a dinner party are only too glad of any excuse to get upon their legs; and finally, the remoter scions of the aristocracy, male and female, brought up the procession. Now, only that Honoria was too wicked a woman to have her prayers answered, it really might seem as if the ardent aspirations she had been sending up during the last hour were bearing fruit. She longed for an esclandre--an esclandre public, impossible to gainsay; and lo! Letty herself was bringing it about for her. Letty was bringing a host of her own best people to bear witness to the scene that it was Honoria's dearest wish should be discovered. "I don't know whether there's a light," cried Mrs. Fairfax, tripping down-stairs before them. Richard's den was a small room, built out about half way down the stairs; "if there is not, I'll have the gas lit in a moment. Pictures look so lovely by gaslight. This way, please." And with the bishop at her side, and all the other people close behind, she pushed open the door of Richard's room. "Oh, there is a light. Come in everybody. The picture is--is--is" The words died on Letty's lips; her flushed...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534913
  • 9781236534910