One Year, Or, a Story of Three Homes Volume 1

One Year, Or, a Story of Three Homes Volume 1

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...at length for her brother to be made acquainted with the minutest particulars, while the very fidelity of her descriptions rendered them picturesque. They were as fresh as Ursule herself; for she had scarcely written a letter in her life before, and wrote as she spoke, with a good many faults of expression, but a bright charm of originality to compensate for them. In his answers Louis had been asked by Clement to desire Ursule to keep his coming unknown to Madame. Mr. Blunt and Louis were sitting together as usual one morning. Not many words had passed between them, for each was taken up with thinking over letters received that day. Louis was, of course, from Ursule, and was the last. That day she and Madame d Aurigny were to return; and he lay back with a look of calm rest upon his face, such as Clement remarked and envied. His own letter was from his mother, full of blame for remaining away so long a time, of indignation with her sister for her absence, and of a recapitulation of the inconvenience to herself in not having her son with her. It was written in French, the old familiar language which she liked to talk and write with him, and it contained one injunction: -- Who is this Mademoiselle Ursule Lafon, whom you mention as travelling with your aunt? Find out. Clement read it, and would have asked a question or two to gain the information she required, but that, glancing up at the moment, he saw Louis looking so absorbed that he did not like to interrupt him, and went on with his letter instead. The inquiry did not seem to him of any great consequence, but Mrs. Blunt was peremptory, and would be sure to need an answer; he made up his mind, therefore, to ask Louis, by-andby, for more particulars about his family....show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647270
  • 9781236647276