The Panelled House

The Panelled House

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...passed a smart-looking stucco villa, "that that man had come anywhere else but here! I am afraid now that he has got hold of Escott." "Mr. Algernon Smith?" said Nest. "Yes. I have given Escott my views on the subject long ago; and if he were younger I should flatly forbid him to have anything to do with that man, and tell him that he must leave my house at once if he did. But I dare not now, for he would simply say 'Very well, ' and walk off at once; and I should have no control over him at all." "Yes," said Nest, consideringly; "no doubt that would not do. But do you think that he will necessarily do Escott so much harm?" "I do indeed," said Colonel Armyn, with a sigh. "But I ought not to trouble your happy young life with my old anxieties, Nest." "Please don't say that. I am always so proud when you will talk to me, and don't think me too young. And besides, what is the good of being happy, if it is to make one shut one's eyes to the troubles of one's friends?" Nest looked so bright, so happy, so radiant, as she spoke, that Colonel Armyn was involuntarily reminded of the vision of his boyhood, Cordelia Rivers. It was the last time that he ever saw Nest with that young look of untroubled happiness, and perhaps for that very reason it impressed him the more, and remained imprinted as an image in his memory. Soon they separated, Colonel Armyn to his business, Nest to her shopping. When she looked back upon that day afterwards, it was long before Nest could bear to endure the remembrance of those last few hours in which she was unconscious of the great blow that was about to fall upon her. Long afterwards, when the blow itself had spent its force, and the moss was green...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640802
  • 9781236640802