The Reign of Rosas

The Reign of Rosas

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...She had, therefore, given herself up to the affectionate attendance on her mother, in which she and Erminia felt the only comfort possible under present circumstances. Their father too, had been with them as much as possible; Misia Ana had been able to talk from time to time, and to give them the loving, grateful words and looks with which a mother delights to reward her children's attentions. She had not once enquired for her sons; and, no doubt, having lost the recollection of what had caused her present illness, she presumed them both to be in town, pursuing their usual avocations. The room, now in order, and redolent of sweet odours from the favourite pastillas, lighted towards evening by softly shaded lamps, breathed nothing but peace, love and trust; and it was with the painful shock of one awaking from a calm and happy dream to a bitter, gloomy reality, that Dolores received her aunt's summons. She looked almost appealingly to her father and Erminia. "Must I go T' she said faintly. "Yes, my child, go; for your aunt has been kind and helpful, and we must not slight her in any way." Dolores moved tremblingly away; she felt that the dreaded moment had come, and that her aunt was about to reproach and threaten her, either to obtain her. betrayal of Don Carlos, or her marriage with Felipe; it did not enter into her 'imagination that both would beexacted. Before obeying her aunt's call, she went to her own room, to exchange a few hurried words with Primitiva. Her faithful attendant informed her of Felipe's enquiries, told her that she was sure some messenger had been sent to town, and returned with. out news. " But sefiorita," she added, " never fear; Pedro is as true as...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915275
  • 9781236915276