My Face Is My Fortune,

My Face Is My Fortune,

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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: ...Mrs. Darrington," said the ever-ready widow, with a laugh. "And now I must go and look for something else to rafile. Will you come with me?" she added, turning to Herbert. " I must give Monsieur de la Boisiere a little repose." "Yes, I will come with the greatest pleasure," answered Herbert; and they went ofl," leaving Dora and the Frenchman together. Dora was the first to break the silence. "How energetic Mrs. Vansittart is," she said admiringly. "She asked me to keep a stall, but I was too lazy to accept." " I think that people, as a rule, like keeping stalls," said La Boisiere. "It is easier to find sellers than buyers." "I would rather be one of the latter," said Dora. The conversation had taken place in French, and the Vicomte complimented Mrs. Darrington, as well he might, on her good accent. He had never taken his eyes off her. He was either struck by a sudden admiration of her beauty, or else he recognised her. Dora feared the latter, 'and felt that she was lost. At one moment she was almost determined to throw herself on his mercy, and implore him not to divulge her secret; then she thought that this would be foolish until she knew for certain that La Boisiere saw in Mrs. Darrington the Kouma of the Concert Algerien. "I suppose you have lived for some time in Paris?" he asked. "Yes, I have lived there a great deal," answered Dora. La Boisiere paused. He did not possess Mrs. Vansittart's impertinence, and was not in the habit of asking point blank questions; and yet there was something that he would very much have liked to find out concerning Mrs. Darrington. He was positive that he knew her...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897684
  • 9781236897688