The Pseudonym Library Volume 9

The Pseudonym Library Volume 9

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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: ...of my yielding to the temptation of waltzing with Viennese shopkeepers or flirting with long-haired art students, but I should have revelled in the music. I haven't heard a note since we left Mairhofen. You were very unkind, Mr. Grenfell; you are not fitted to play the stern parent." "I should think not! He is more like a jolly, big brother I" cried Fritz, who had been eagerly listening, though with an imperfect comprehension of the topic discussed. "He couldn't be my father, you know, however hard he tried, but he might be my brother, mightn't he, Nat?" "Don't be absurd, Fritz. Mr. Grenfell is our very good friend," replied Natalie gravely, as she gripped her oar. "When you are older, you will know that is something to boast of, even if he has quite forgotten us by that time. Meanwhile, good friend," she added, with an arch glance at the American, "I will try to forgive your strait-lacedness. Fortunately Seehof is easily reached. We have plundered its glades of the best Alpine roses and orchises, enjoyed the view from its Gams-Pavilion, stood in the spray of its cascades, and climbed the rock ladder to its Hermitage. And we are actually to take coffee within its perilous precincts this evening before returning to the respectabilities of Scholastika." Nettled by the girl's mocking tone, Leonard made no reply. Yet, seeing that he was her senior by more than twenty years, he ought to have felt flattered by her allusion to "young" guardians. But he was wondering what she would say if she knew that he had seen her kinsman, von Sarnthein, among the dancers at Seehof the previous week. Persuaded of the sincerity of his motive at the time, he had never tried to explain to himself why the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523857
  • 9781236523853