My Little Husband

My Little Husband

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...evening they met again, and_ there were delirious occasions in the ball-room when Bertie Vyner's arm encircled Beatrice Eversleigh's waist, and the stars looked exceptionally bright afterwards, and the white-horses of the sea took the shape of orange-blossoms. When Mrs. Major O'Shaugnessey first learnt that young Vyner's intentions were serious, he and she were alone in the O'Shaugnessey's drawing-room. Bertie was smoking a cigarette, and Mrs. O'Shaugnessey was doing the dull needlework that was usual with her. "Bertie," she said in her hushed, tired voice--she always called him Bertie, it was natural--"were you with 'Miss Eversleigh again all this morning?" Vyner nodded; "Why not?" he asked. "I don't like to see you flirt so desperately," she said; "it isn't nice, Bertie; I have told you so often." "I know you have," he responded, and his tone suggested reservations. "Well, why do you do it?" insisted Mrs. O'Shaugnessey, softly. "People say unkind things about you for it, and about Miss Eversleigh too." "About Miss Eversleigh?" The lad's tone was becoming energetic. "Certainly about Miss Eversleigh. When a girl deliberately encourages a man's attentions, she lays herself open to remark. You are putting her, or encouraging her to put herself, in a false position." Bertie smoked rapidly, and then pitched his cigarette out of window with an ejaculation. "Mrs. O'Shaugnessey," he exclaimed, "I love Beatrice Eversleigh; I'd go through fire and water for her; I mean to make her my wife! If a fellow can't talk to...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944828
  • 9781236944825