A Reputed Changeling; Or, Three Seventh Years Two Centuries Ago Volume 1

A Reputed Changeling; Or, Three Seventh Years Two Centuries Ago Volume 1

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to give her his arm and escort her back to her guardian. Then ensued a scream. "Where's he going? Mr. Archfield, don't leave me." "He is only taking Mistress Browning back to her guardian," said Anne. "Eh? oh, how can he? A hideous fright?" she cried. To say the truth, she was rather pleased to have had such a dreadful adventure, and to have made such a commotion, though she protested that she must go home directly, and could never bear the sight of those dreadful monsters again, or she should die on the spot. "But," said she, when the coach was at the door, and Anne had restored her dress to its dainty gaiety, "I must thank Master Peregrine for taking off that horrible jackanapes." "Small thanks to him," said Charles crossly. "I wager it was.all his doing out of mere spite." "He is too good a beau ever to spite me, Mrs. Alice, her head a little on one side. "Then to show off what he could do with the beast--Satan's imp, like himself." "No, no, Mr. Archfield," pleaded Anne, "that was impossible; I saw him myself. He was with that sailor-looking man measuring the height of the secretary bird." said "I believe you are always looking after him," grumbled Charles. "I can't guess what all the women see in him to be always gazing after him." "Because he is so charmingly ugly," laughed the young wife, tripping out in utter forgetfulness that she was to die if she went near the beasts again. She met Peregrine half-way across the yard with outstretched hands, exclaiming--"O Mr. Oakshott! it was so good in you to take away that nasty beast." "I am...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968395
  • 9781236968395