The Raven Club Papers

The Raven Club Papers

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...and be very handsome, and I'm sure the description doesn't suit you, does it now?" "Well, I can't say that's exactly my style of beauty," replied Wilfred, laughing; "but you know the blondes have the best of it just now, besides, of course I was only joking about fortune-telling." " Ah, that's all very fine, after hearing what the gipsy said," replied Kate, playfully. "Well, I mean to marry you, if I die for it," said the impassioned young man; " and look here, my pet, what say you to a quiet stroll this I lovely evening? I want to make our little arrangements, and to sit closer to you--and--" " Oh, for shame, you silly man!" modestly interposed Catherine. " How can you sit, if you are walking?"_ " Of course not, my love, but you know what I mean. Look how happy we were in the railwaycarriage. People in the shop can see us here." " And pray, why should we be ashamed?" enquired Catherine, archly, who, if truth be told, was rather proud of it. " Ashamed, my love? Bless your pouting lips, if needs be, I would not mind kissing you before a theatre full of people, every night, for, a month. Gents in our line don't suffer much from diffidence, and I only propose a walk because it seems altogether more natural." "Well, I think you men generally get your own way, and so I suppose I must put on my bonnet," said Kate, in a manner which did not betoken much unwillingness. "Nay, put on that saucy little hat, love. You look so uncommonly well in it." She blushed, and protested she did not believe him, but she put it on all the same, and they saun tered forth. And now let the muses be invoked, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910141
  • 9781236910141