A Red Brick Cottage

A Red Brick Cottage

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...little dear! she don't understand," Granny said. "Bless her! I hope she will never have the heartaches her poor old Granny has had. It is a mercy her mother was taken away from all the troubles. Oh, Miss Lettice, you take good care, my dear, who you go and marry!" "Go and marry!" Lettice said, indignantly, "I am never going to marry. Of course not. I shall always dance and sing and run about. I never want to have a house to manage." "Hark at the young thing," Granny said, turning to the artist, who was lounging against the garden railing with his hands in his pockets, mentally making notes. "A queer, abstracted sort of a man," John would have said, "always painting those pictures and taking life so easy." "One man's meat is another man's poison," the old proverb says. It certainly is a true one. In the little world of Touchworth it was exemplified. All these people had different ideas, different tastes, different speculations, different wishes, different powers, and different griefs. They could not understand one another. It was impossible. And yet they lived together in tolerable harmony. Except an occasional outburst of petulance from the miller, some complaints from his wife, a hasty speech from Lettice, and a groan from poor old Granny, things "went quietly enough," as the neighbours might have said. Hundreds of people on foot, by cart, and in carriages, with hundreds more by train passed this sequestered spot. Did they ever think of the little world of wants and longings, joys and sorrows, pains and pleasures hidden here? "Things go very well," we say, speaking perhaps of our household, our village, or neighbours. And all the time, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749529
  • 9781236749529