Mount Royal; A Novel Volume 1

Mount Royal; 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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...and profusion of-choicest flowers--lent themselves admirably to gossip and afternoon tea, and were even conducive to mild flirtation, for there was generally a sprinkling of young men of the FitzPelham type--having nothing particular to say, but always faultless in their dress, and well-meaning as to their manners. On this afternoon--which to Christabel seemed a day of duller hue and colder atmosphere than all previous Thursdays, on account of Angus Hamleigh's absence-----there' were rather more callers than usual. The season was ripening towards its close. Some few came to pay their last visit, and to inform Mrs. Tregonell and her niece about their holiday movements--generally towards the Engadine or some German Spa--the one spot of earth to which their constitution could accommodate itself at this time of year. "I am obliged to go to Pontresina before the end of July," said a ponderous middle-aged matron to Miss Courtenay. "I can't breathe any where else in August and September." "I think you would find plenty of air at Boscastle," said Christabel, smiling at her earnestness; "but I dare say the Engadine is very nice!" "Five thousand feet above the level of the sea," said the matron proudly. "I like to be a little nearer the sea--to see it--answered Christabel. "Do you take your children with you?" "Oh, no, they all go to Ramsgate with the governess and a maid." "Poor little things! And how sad for you to know that there are all those mountain passes--a three days' journey--between you and your children." "Yes, it is very trying!" sighed the mother; "but they are so fond of Ramsgate; and the Engadine...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935020
  • 9781236935021