Miss Latimer of Bryans Volume 3

Miss Latimer of Bryans Volume 3

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...day, when his wife called him to a consultation with his mother in the library. He knew that this must come. The night before he had had no talk with his mother, for when he came back from seeing Maggie off, she and Arthur had both disappeared. He afterwards found that she had gone to her room, having, it seemed, sent Arthur back to his duty. For he was now, apparently in his right mind, to be seen dancing with Lady Jane Fitzhugh. That morning he had come down late, looking white, tired, and ill, with a cough now and then which drew sharp glances from his mother. But she did not interfere to stop him when he went off with Poppy and some of the others to look at the ice in the river. Alice did not go with them. She had listened with consternation to Otto's story, and they both felt that a storm was in the air, so heavy, so near, that Poppy's unshadowed face seemed a wonderful sight as she devoted herself to her younger guests and planned amusement for them. Miss Fanny Latimer did not appear at breakfast. She had a bad nervous headache. But Otto and Alice had hardly joined Mrs. Nugent in the library, in that same warm, fire-lit corner which had been the background of a scene not many hours before, when the door opened gently and her quick step was heard. Mrs. Nugent frowned; she did not want Fanny now. "Your mother won't agree with you!" Alice had said, shaking her head and smiling, when Otto made his last rash remark. Certainly Mrs. Nugent did not agree with him. She had no intention of allowing the favourite plan of her life to be spoilt by a foolish, wilful boy, and an unprincipled, lowbred girl. Like a good general, she had thought out her campaign in the early hours of the morning. It only remained to secure the help of Otto and...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524187
  • 9781236524188