The Randolphs

The Randolphs

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... to be recived into this family. There will never be enough of him to make.it a very pleasant acquisition, but there must be a great deal less of him before he can be tolerated at all." Maria laid down her sewing, and turned herself around to get a full view of the speaker before she answered: " I should like to know what you mean? I never did understand you very well, anyway; and I am sure I don't now. You see through the fellow as plainly as that, and yet you say my plan will not do, because we should have to take Grace into our confidence? I should like to know how you intend to accomplish a breaking up of this affair without letting her know anything about it. I should think she would be apt to discover it." Mr. Harper laughed. " It is to be done by the natural laws of causes and effects," he said. " I think, my dear, kind, faithful sister, that I see my way clearly through this trouble, and that you may go to sleep with a serene hope that the young gentleman will never have the opportunity of sitting on this sofa arm and lecturing you. Now, in the meantime, I have a letter to write to Ermina, and if your sisterly care can suggest anything in the femi-nine line that Grace needs to have done for her before she goes away, I hope you will proceed to planning it at once, for I intend to make great haste in this matter." Following out this train of plans, it was at the breakfast table that Mr. Harper, after bringing a pretty glow to Grace's cheek, by telling of a remarkable music teacher then in the city, turned suddenly to her with the sentence: " By the way, Grace, I suppose you haven't an idea what brought me up here. But the truth is, I came for you. I am going to carry you away captive." " For me! " Grace said, holding her spoon suspended on...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672941
  • 9781236672940