Rose-Buds, by the Author of 'Our Valley'

Rose-Buds, by the Author of 'Our Valley'

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...rambled up the lanes and hedges filling baskets with filberts and blackberries, playing at gipsies, as they called it, and coming home with sun-browned faces and cheeks glowing with health and happiness. "Is papa coming back to-night?" asked Hubert, as he strolled up the lane cutting an elder stick into shape. Mr. Vivian had been away for three days, and was expected that evening; but he had left no exact information as to the hour of his return, and, as usual, troubled himself little about his children. Lately, however, things had gone more smoothly at home. The servants had become used to the country; under Mr. Everard's influence, and with his and Makepeace's help, the house and garden began to assume a more civilised appearance; and since the memorable fishing expedition, Hubert and Ronny had managed to keep clear of any serious scrape. Last week, too, Mr. Vivian had sent down a piano from town, and Ella was enchanted with her new possession, and felt sure she should never complain of Sunningvale again. Every one was so kind too, Mrs. Miles, and Bertie and Mr. Everard; and there was Miss Willmar, who lent her books, and had even promised to give her music lessons now the new piano had come. But this week Bertie had gone to town with his mother, and Miss Willmar had taken a holiday, so the Hall was deserted for a time. The London train had come in when the children reached home, but there were no signs of Mr. Vivian; and although Ronny begged hard to be allowed to sit up till his father's return, both he and Hubert were summarily carried off to bed by Teresa. Ella waited for the last train, and at half-past ten Mr. Vivian made his appearance. He just asked after the boys, but said little else, and sent the servant to bed, saying more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537572
  • 9781236537577