A Queen of Curds and Cream Volume 2

A Queen of Curds and Cream Volume 2

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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: ...only by my old playmate? Is my coming absolutely indifferent to--everyone else?" "Has your hostess declared that it is indifferent to her?" asked Ulrica, coquettishly, over the top of her fan. It was only within the last few months that she had learnt the art of handling a fan at all, but most intelligent female natures are imitative, and Ulrica had already had occasion to observe that glances sent over the tops of fans are more effective than ordinary glances, and for this reason, probably, very widely practised in ball-rooms. The words, even without the glance, would have been enough for Mr. Rockingham. Ready as he always was to meet all proofs of regard for his person halfway, he was not slow to welcome this happy omen. "If I had known the pace at which the thing would go," was his last conscious thought as he dropped into a feverish sleep on the night or rather on the morning after the ball at the Russian Embassy, "I need not even have asked for eight weeks' leave. According to all the symptoms of the case I can be back at my post with an easy conscience before four weeks are over." CHAPTER XXXIV. THE MIDDLE OF THE WHIRLPOOL. Lonn CANNINGTON had been right. When Ulrica awoke on the morrow of her first ball, she found herself famous. The Society papers teemed with references to the Austrian beauty who had taken the world by storm. It so happened that a suitable object for enthusiasm had lately been wanting, and this fresh excuse for going into raptures was therefore seized upon. That this girl who now sat at their dinner-tables had once milked cows and churned butter--as was dimly understood to be the case, only served to add a certain piquancy to her other charms. It was supposed to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865723
  • 9781236865724