The Parliamentary Novels Volume N . 16

The Parliamentary Novels Volume N . 16

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...After what he had said to her she must at any rate give him some answer. She had been so gracious to him that his hopes ran very.high. It never occurred to him to fancy that she might be gracious to him because he was heir to the Dukedom of Omnium. She herself was so infinitely superior to all wealth, to all rank, to all sublunary arrangements, conventions, and considerations, that there was no room for confidence of that nature. But he was confident because her smile had been sweet, and her eyes bright, --and because he was conscious, though unconsciously conscious, of something of the sympathy of love. But he had to go to the waterfall with Mabel. Lady Mabel was always dressed perfectly, --having great gifts of her own in that direction. There was a freshness about her which made her morning costume more charming than that of the evening, and never did she look so well as when arrayed for a walk. On this occasion she had certainly done her best. But he, poor blind idiot, saw nothing of this. The white gauzy fabric which had covered Isabel's satin petticoat on the previous evening still filled his eyes. Those perfect boots, the little glimpses of party-coloured stockings above them, the looped-up skirt, the jacket fitting but never binding that lovely body and waist, the jaunty hat with its small fresh feathers, all were nothing to him. Nor was the bright honest face beneath the hat anything to him now;--for it was an honest face, though misfortunes which had come had somewhat marred the honesty of the heart. At first the conversation was about indifferent things, --Killancodlem and Mrs. Jones, Cruramie-Toddie and Reginald Dobbes. They had gone along the highroad as far as the post-office, and had turned up through the wood and reached a seatshow more

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