Old Nursery Tales and Famous Histories, Re-Told

Old Nursery Tales and Famous Histories, Re-Told

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...bitterly; while she, poor girl, tried to raise his spirits by feigning a courage she did not feel. When he was gone, she took a candlestick and wandered along the corridor in search of her room: she soon came to a door on which was inscribed in large letters, "beauty's Apartment." This proved to be a large room, elegantly furnished with book-cases, sofas, and pictures, and a guitar and other musical instruments hung against the wall. Beauty retired to rest; and, exhausted with her. iourney and her grief, she quickly fell asleep. Next morning she examined her apartment more closely. On the first leaf of an album was written her own name--"Beauty;" and immediately beneath it stood, in letters of the finest gold, the following verse: --"Beauteous lady, dry your tears; Here's no cause for sighs or fears: Command as freely as you may, Compliance still attends your way." "Ah!" thought the poor girl, "if I might have a wish granted, it would be to see how my poor father is." She turned as she said it; and in a mirror opposite, to her great surprise, she saw a picture of her home, as in a dissolving view. The merchant was lying on a couch distracted with grief; and Beauty's two sisters were at the window, one of them sitting on a stool looking listlessly out, and the other standing by assisting her. At this sad sight poor Beauty sat down on the floor and wept bitterly; but after a time she regained her fortitude, and proceeded into the spacious diningroom, where she found a repast prepared for her as on the preceding day. The Beast too came in, and requested permission "to stay and see her eat." Beauty replied "yes," and all the while she was making her repast the Beast sat by, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963962
  • 9781236963963