One Never Knows Volume 2

One Never Knows Volume 2

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...determine when the idea was first conveyed to her that Lady Olyett was now a widow, and that Le Brun regretted the tie which prevented him from availing himself of the freedom of the woman to whom he had once been engaged. It became an impression without her knowing when it had arisen. She could not primarily even say if Rose herself was responsible for it; whether it had been from her or from the man that the suggestion emanated. She was only conscious that she was in the way, and regarded as being in the way; that his exile, his poverty, his depression were all attributable to herself, and, without her, might have seen a triumphant termination. When she and Lady Olyett arrived at Government House on the night of the ball--for Joyce had waived her objection--the rooms were already so crowded that dancing was almost impossible, and it was with some difficulty that they, with Lord Sidney, made their way through the throng. The White Room, in which they presently found themselves, was the last and smallest of the suite on the ground-floor, and opened upon the veranda which bordered three sides of the house. This veranda to-night was illumined with Chinese lanterns, which, however inevitable, constituted a sufficiently charming picture in conjunction with the trailing creepers, and the grounds beyond. On the trellis-work hung heavy masses of the Grenadilla blossom, with bunches of its fruit rapidly purpling in the heat. Here_and there a couple of seats had been placed in fragrant and more or less secluded corners, and these afforded much relief to men bored with waltzing under difficulties, and to young ladies who sought to bring their partners to the point. Rose was soon ensconced with a little knot of cavaliers about her. She was dressed...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891074
  • 9781236891075