Second Love Volume 3

Second Love Volume 3

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...Mrs. Willison was evidently painfully uneasy, and yet she was striving to maintain perfect nonchalance. Mrs. Munn found herself in a position so exceedingly awkward, that she was glad to extricate herself from it as soon as possible. " I vshould be pleased to see you at our house, Miss Randolph," she said, as she rose to go. "I will do myself the pleasure to call very soon," replied Pauline, in a kind, cheerful tone, which caused the disappointed mother to feel a warm glow of gratitude. Mrs. Willison was a specimen of humanity that Pauline could not weigh in the scales of her philosophy. Her conduct, too, was utterly incomprehensible to a simple, unsophisticated girl, governed by right principles. Poor Mrs. Willison was dissatisfied with that world. for which she had so ardently longed--the world of the city. The world of Cranford she totally despised, and it was torture, almost martyrdom, to return to it. For a week after her arrival she had secluded herself in her own apartment, seeing no one but Perseverance Tibbets. At the end of that time she emerged from retirement, walked out frequently, but always alone. Towards Pauline she had assumed a friendly manner, which rendered their interviews quite tolerable. They seldom met, however, excepting at table. The magnates of the village had paid their compliments, by leaving cards, for Mrs. Willison was never " at home." Could it be possible, that a few years had produced such a change in the light-hearted school-girl '? What had so unsettled her mind?--What was she aiming at? She did not know, herself. Vague, floating notions, as fantastic as a Neapolitan carnival, and unreal as a dream, had taken full possession of her mind. These notions were...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831101
  • 9781236831101