The School-Girls of Queen's May

The School-Girls of Queen's May

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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. 1862* edition. Excerpt: ...I had set it down in my thoughts that my mistress was a single lady. I found afterwards that Mr. Bonner was a rich merchant in the city; and the reason why he had not been to Queen's May while Mrs. Bonner was there, was that he did not like to leave his business to others. He made it a rule to be in his counting-house every morning at ten o'clock, and he scarcely ever left it till five in the afternoon; and, as his house 'was four or five miles out of town, my mistress had pretty much her own way and will there. It was quite dark before we reached home, --my mistress's home, --and I was stiff and tired with travelling. My mistress saw this, and that I was rather down-hearted and shy, too, in finding myself with strangers: so she kindly told her housekeeper to take care of me in her own room, and to send me to bed as soon as I pleased. So, after I had had supper, and sat a little while by the warm fire in the housekeeper's room, I was shown to my bedroom. It was a neat, comfortable room on the second story, nicely furnished. There were two beds in it: one, I was told, was the housemaid's, and the other was to be mine; but, of course, on that first evening I was left there alone. My trunk had been taken up before; and, though I was sleepy as well as tired, I read over my father's letter, as well as I could for crying, before I laid my head on the pillow. I have read the letter over a great many scores of times since then; and it will do others no harm to read it too, --though my dear father little thought, when he wrote it, that it would ever appear in print. Here it is, however: --"my Dear Jane: --"You know that I am not much of a writer; but it is not right that I should let you go away from, home without a few kind words. To be sure, your mother has...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678060
  • 9781236678065