Outing Volume 27

Outing Volume 27

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...gratitude. Ofalljewels, pearls are myfavorites, and these are exceeding beautiful." "There is another jewel, a pearl of far greater price, which I fain would wear in my heart through life;." he answered with an attempt at gaiety, although the light pressure of her fingers upon his arm set his pulse a-throb. "And what is that?" she asked, absently, watching the mist creep in from the Neuse. "Your love! " and all his passion was in his tone and in the folding of his hand above hers. "Mark you not, sweet one, how near a month agone I asked you for this? I have not had my answer yet, and my heart is weary with the waiting." A gush of shy, happy laughter was her answer. Then, suddenly, she lifted her face, all dimpled and blushing: "You have been most kind, cousin, to play at sweethearts with me and so instruct me in the manners of courtship. I fear it has sometimes been a strain upon your patience. But now I absolve you from your task, --it is no longer necessary to make believe for--I--I have a real lover." He stood as one stricken; but, trembling with her confession and with her eyes downcast, she saw not the pallor of his face. "And am not I a real lover?" he asked, when at last he felt he could trust his voice. "Nay, nay," she said, as though still keeping up the farce; "you are my patient instructor, my good, kind cousin--ah, how much I owe you for all your care of me I But for you my mother would have held me like a nun all these happy months." "And your lover, --who is he?" He knew what the answer would be, and yet the words stabbed into his heart as she said, with lowered eyes: "Master Nathan Burgwyn." "You are promised to...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857003
  • 9781236857002