The Race for Wealth Volume 1

The Race for Wealth Volume 1

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...said, amongst her hair, but she wore flowers in every other available position. They knotted up her short sleeves; they lay among the folds of her lace berthe; they were here, there, elsewhere over the flowing skirt, looping up the flounces, nestling beneath the light flowing material. She had plain gold bracelets on her arms: she had a jewelled fan in her hand: she carried a bouquet in a cornucopia studded with precious stones. Altogether, Miss Alwyn was got up regardless of expense, and so Olivine decided, when standing not far off, she contemplated this wonderful beauty with mixed feelings of envy and admiration. 1 In the glass Miss Alwyn beheld the girl's face reflected--beheld the veil of soft dark hair covering her head, her white unornamented dress, the brooch glittering and changing as the rays of the evening sun fell upon it, the round young arms, the pure clear skin; and turning sharply, she saw after years, Olivine Sondes once more. For a moment the two stood looking at each other, while the maid still continued her loving toil. "You are Olivine Sondes," said Henrietta, holding out her hand. "And you are Miss Alwyn," answered Olivine, taking the hand proffered, not with any great warmth or enthusiasm. "I saw you looking at my dress, and I thought I remembered your face." "I was wishing I had a dress like it," replied Olivine, wholly ignoring the latter part of the sentence, and then Miss Alwyn swept out of the room, followed by the girl, feeling that, after all, she had not attired herself in vain. "The child is really very pretty," she said to Lawrence Barbour; "and if I were you I should not let Percy Forbes marry her." "I do not intend," answered Lawrence, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653865X
  • 9781236538659