A Queen of Curds and Cream Volume 1

A Queen of Curds and Cream 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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...either looked down upon or made love to, this was, in her experience, unprecedented. It filled her with wonder and with gratitude. The rustic clock over the door ticked on unnoticed while Ulrica sat and talked to Sir Gilbert of her serio-comic struggles with Pater Sepp, while she described to him the various incidents of the flood and told him of her life during the past year. It seemed to Ulrica that she must have known her cousin Gilbert for years. There had been no breaking of ice in this their first acquaintance, because on Sir Gilbert's side there had been no ice to break, and because the genial warmth of his manner had instantly melted the crust of Ulrica's usually rather rigid reserve. When ten o'clock struck upon the church-clock alongside, she started to her feet aghast. "Is it possible? And I have to be up at four tomorrow! Let me light you to the gate." She lighted him to the gate and held the lamp there while he walked down the dark lane towards the road. At the corner he looked round and waved his hand. "Good-night, cousin Ulrica." "Good-night, cousin Gilbert." CHAPTER XI. THE TWO MILLSTONES. WHAT was it that had happened? The question was stirring in Ulrica's mind before she was well awake next morning. "I know now," she said to herself, as she rubbed the sleep out of her eyes. "I have got a cousin, a real cousin all to myself. I am no longer quite alone." The surprise of discovering that this cousin, instead of being old and gouty, was a man in the most vigorous health and scarcely past the prime of life had soon vanished. Now that she came to think of it she could not imagine what had given rise to that first impression--it had taken root...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867068
  • 9781236867063