Miss July, by the Author of 'Una Crichton'

Miss July, by the Author of 'Una Crichton'

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...be sorry to see a girl like that become a London beauty. Her head would be turned in no time, and she might be the talk of the town for one season, but she would be forgotten the next. Does it not sound to you very like transplanting an Alpine gentian to this drawing-room?" he continued, appealing to Edgar, who made no response. The whole conversation was distasteful to him, and he shrank from the bare mention of such a thing as July becoming a London beauty, and the talk of the town. Fortunately Amy had too much to say for his deficiencies in this respect to be noticed. "I don't see that at all," she went on; " if the girl were properly brought out it would be all right, and it would do the child all the good in the world to see a little good society. Did I ever tell you, Edgar, that she is my god-child? Poor Mary Nevil insisted upon it, because I was staying in the house the autumn before she was born. And so I naturally feel a certain degree of responsibility in the matter. Indeed, if it weren't for Fred over there, I should have long ago braved Alicia's wrath, and invited Juliet Nevil here for a few weeks of the season. But he won't hear of my going to balls, except just now and then, so that would be of no use." "I am sure if I were the girl's aunt or father I would not let her go out with you," muttered Fred Maxwell in his good-humoured way. "Why, Amy's about the worst chaperone in the world. She talks far too much to give any one else a chance." There was a general laugh at this brilliant sally on Fred's part and the subject dropped, or rather Cockerill started an eloquent thesis on the qualities requisite to constitute a model chaperone, and ended by declaring his own conviction that the...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661139X
  • 9781236611390