The Pseudonym Library Volume . 1

The Pseudonym Library 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...letter to Hawkins, made sure that it was accurately and fully addressed, and then bundled all the letters back again. In doing so her eye caught sight of something which made her stop singing, and hastily snatch up one of the envelopes. It was the one which not an hour since she had watched Mrs. Cosmo Fox fasten down and address. In the meantime the direction had been altered. The words Dunmere Castle, Frithshire, N.B., had been erased, and "Claridge's Hotel, London," substituted in Mademoiselle Ixe's small, foreign, and unmistakable handwriting. IV. HE rain which had been threatening for some days finally descended upon Sunday, and by pouring steadily from morn till eve, completed the gloomy character of that sacred day, as observed under Mrs. Merrington's roof. Not only, according to her system, was attendance at two public and two private services rigorously enforced, but secular music and literature were rigidly tabooed, and conversation on what was called worldly matters generally discouraged. The effect of all this was highly depressing, on no one more than Mrs. Merrington herself. She felt in extremely low spirits as she sat this special Sunday, about four o'clock, alone, as she was apt to be left on Sunday afternoons, in the big drawing-room. A Low Church sermon lay upon her lap, while the rain lashed the window-pane. The moment was favourable for melancholy reflections, and her mind reverted to Mrs. Barnes' insinuations. She began to consider Mademoiselle Ixe's demeanour upon Sundays. In Mrs. Merrington's presence it had been always irreproachable. The foreign governess was ready to go to church seven times instead of two, if so required. She read, or at least held respectfully before her, the Sunday magazines and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779703
  • 9781236779700