Owen Volume 1

Owen Volume 1

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...proved a failure--the efforts of each and all were such miserable attempts at conviviality. Owen's attempts to give a light turn to events were possibly the most successful, although Owen felt the weight of the coming change as much as all of them put together. He was twenty-one years of age, and had a right to feel love-lorn--he with his strong mind and deep feelings. He would not have dropped so much as a corner of the mask then for all the world; for though Ruth was ever 'kind and gentle, it was a sisterly kindness, that never embarrassed her, and its very frankness gave him pain. On the last evening, a Sunday evening, after their return from church with John Dell--John had made a church-goer of Owen, albeit Owen was still hard in his religious habits, and not deeply impressed by anything he had seen and heard hitherto--Owen contented himself with regarding Ruth over the top of the book he feigned to be perusing, and thinking how handsome a young woman she had grown, and what a lady she looked, sitting there in the firelight, with her uncle's hand in hers. A tall young woman of a graceful figure, calm, and self-possessed, and, like Owen, looking older than her years. A young woman who was entering life with many fixed intentions, and in all earnestness of purpose--one who estimated her duties not frivolously, and had not made herself and the comforts of her new home the first consideration. She felt a great task was before her, and that she was young to undertake it; but she felt, also, strength for her work, and, the painful parting once over, that she should succeed in her vocation, and gain the love and esteem of all her new little friends. "Well, it's come at last, Ruth," said...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675171X
  • 9781236751713