No Intentions; A Novel Volume 1

No Intentions; 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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...why? they don't snub you, do they? I should think you could do pretty much as you liked with the women, eh, Eric?" with a glance of pride that speaks volumes. "I never try, dad. I am very happy as I am." "My dear boy! that is what convinces me that there is something more the matter than you choose to confess. If everything was right, you wouldn't be happy as you are. Look at your brothers Here's Cecil engaged already." "Poor devil!" interpolates Eric. "And Muiraven doing his best-to be so; although I don't think he's quite such a favourite with the girls as his brother. I'm sure I don't know why, or what they can possibly want more, for you would scarcely meet a finer young man from here to John O'Groat's than Muiraven is." Eric, recalling Muiraven's thick-set figure, round, rosy face (he takes after the earl), and reddish hair, cannot forbear smiling. "He's an out-and-out good fellow, dad, but he's no beauty." "He's a different style to yourself, I allow; but he's a very good-looking young man. However, that doesn't alter circumstances. If he doesn't marry, It is all the more incumbent on you to think of doing so." "I shall never marry, father," says Eric, uneasily; "you must put that idea out of your head at once." "There, again, that's unnatural, and there must be a reason for it. You are graver, too, than your years, Eric, and you often have fits of despondency; and I have thought, my dear (you'll forgive your old father for mentioning it), that you must have encountered some little disappointment early in life, say more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934989
  • 9781236934987