Novels and Tales; Reprinted from Household Words. the Dead Secret (Kapitel XXII - XXVIII) [U.A.] Volume . 5

Novels and Tales; Reprinted from Household Words. the Dead Secret (Kapitel XXII - XXVIII) [U.A.] Volume . 5

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...the boy of fifty battles, kindly and patiently commenting upon the noticeable points of the contest; and, further, explaining to his young brother, the means he had found most efiicacious in removing the traces of such encounters. Scarcely less beautiful was it to notice the manner in which the senior cock affected to ignore the fact, that any portion of the cheers that pursued them up the playground, was due to his own manly gmdescension. But, although vict ious in the field, our poor Madonna had other and more painful battles to fight. He had come back apparently as much in love as ever with his little coquettish mincess, and, I have no doubt, counted the minutes till his first chance of seeing her. This soon occurred. Madonna had leave one day down the town. He came back the image of anguish and despair. He had met the Pallas-House school----and Augusta, looking radiantly beautiful, had turned quickly from him, with a look of such unmistakeable horror, surprise, and disgust that he could no longer doubt the effect upon her heart of his altered visage. Eleanor Wilton was not with them. One only chance of reviving her interest in him suggested itself to poor Madonna--it wasn't of much use--and one or two fellows of experience whom he consulted, begged him not to risk it. He had brought back with him to school a present from his godmother, a beautiful ruby heart set round with small rich brilliants. This Madonna resolved to Novels and Tales. V. 1-) offer at his mistress's shrine. In spite of all advice he did so. It went by post, unaccompanied by any communication, excepting only his initials "H. B." We heard no more of that. As for Augusta, although he mct her a score of times, she never again turned even a passing more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553764
  • 9781236553768