The Orphans of Glenulva; A Story of Scottish Life

The Orphans of Glenulva; A Story of Scottish Life

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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. 186? edition. Excerpt: ...suggest; while the favourable impression they had received of her character, and their desire to oblige Miss Gray, whose condescending kindness had won all hearts, induced the servants to show every attention to one, whom theymight otherwise have considered an oddity. The next day Annie was taken to visit the school, and one or two of the villagers in whom the young ladies felt a special interest; and, Deing one who could not eat the bread of idleness, she begged that, in the arrangements for the reception of the young men so anxiously expected, she might be allowed to have a share, and soon proved herself a most valuable assistant. Considering the circumstances under which they parted, and how long a time they had been separated, Ellen may have wished that her brother had been arriving without a companion, and that there had been fewer witnesses of their mooting; but her heart was so full of happiness and gratitude, that such thoughts could not be cherished. The anticipated evening at length came, and with watchful anxiety did the little family party listen for the first sound of carriage wheels on the gravel walk of the avenue. At length their near approach was distinctly heard; and, forgetting everything but intense joy at her brother's return, Ellen rushed forth to meet him, and was soon clasped in speechless emotion to his bosom. From an instinctive reluctance to intrude on the sacredness of such a meeting, Francis Maxwell remained in the carriage until Walter turned to look for him, when he approached, and was thus presented--' Ellen, I have more pleasure than I can ex press in introducing you to Francis Maxwell, next to yourself, my best earthly friend.' With graceful frankness was her hand extended to her brother's friend; and, entering...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677277
  • 9781236677273