The Pseudonym Library Volume 6

The Pseudonym Library Volume 6

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...into the origin of her granddaughter's cold, but departed adjuring her to be less reckless in the matter of warm clothing and umbrellas. The day of that unlucky journey had been the farewell of summer, after which followed weeks of rain and storm, and Sylvia, still white and weak, was forbidden to go out save on dry days. The dreary time was brightened for her by the twofold pleasure of receiving Paul's letters and transmitting them to Jessica. Jessica, as her eyes grew wet over the first, half offered to let the bearer read it too, but Sylvia recoiled from such a deed as sacrilegious. One day late in August, when the rain-clouds had parted for a little and the sun was blazing on the wet sward and foliage, Jessica came over looking less listless and dejected than she had done for many a day. She was going away with her parents to pay a round of visits: they would not be back for six weeks. "I am sorry to leave you, my darling little Sylvia," she said, as they sat together in the deep window seat, "but I am thankful to get away from Beechcroft. I only wish I was never going to see it again; I hate the very sight of the place where I have been so miserable." "You must give me your address as you go from place to place, that I may send you Paul's letters. Will you send me yours to forward still?" "No, dear, that will be more easily managed when we are away from home. Papa cannot go poking into the post-bag in other people's houses. Darling Paul! Sylvia, do you know, though it is nearly four weeks since he left, I feel just as devoted to him as ever. I assure you, come what may, I never, never can care for any other man." "Dear Jessica! Could I think so for a moment?" "But oh, dear, how hopeless...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522133
  • 9781236522139