A Peerless Wife

A Peerless Wife

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...She shall not annoy you--I will make that my care--but she shall not stay at a school where she is ill-fed and wretched in every way, but come to her proper refuge--her father's home." "Then I will thank you to provide some one to look after her; my nurse is afraid of her, and so is Miss Temple; and I did not tell you, but you force it from me now, that Stedman believes the child's enemy, of whom the old woman spoke, is no other than Rita." "What utter folly! How can you listen to such trash, when you know yourself that Rita worships the baby?" "Ah! she says so, but that may be art; she is very clever--cleverer than you think." "Ah! well, I am inclined to risk it; if the baby comes to any harm, it will not be through Rita. I shall write to-night to Miss Crose, and say she is to return on Monday." "Then you will be pleased to see that there is a proper person here to take charge of her." "I will endeavour to find some one; but you see, my dear Emily," said Martyn, trying to soothe her as the difficulty presented itself, "I have not much time: I'll advertise in the 'Westbury Gazette' for a person, and in the meanwhile" "Yes; in the meanwhile, what is to be done? Stedman won't have her in the nursery." "Stedman won't have her! then I can only say that Stedman may walk out of the front door as soon as she likes. Am I to pay servants to pick and choose what employment they will? I hired her as nurse; and nurse to the two children she shall be, or go." "Don't get excited, George, pray. When I say Stedman won't have her, of course I mean she will object to it so much as to give warning rather than have the child again in the nursery; and as she is...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899784
  • 9781236899781