See-Saw

See-Saw

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...it, and all my courage gives way when Mr. Phipps and I come in the course of the evening upon a pair of lover-like people, whispering soft nothings under the moonbeams in the garden of the "Star and Garter." We come upon them so suddenly that we cannot help hearing Glenmore, for it is he, say, "I never knew before what it was to be in love, but now I can never love anyone else." I grow quite faint while I listen, and because I am tired and worn out with the emotions of the day, I suppose, reel a few steps forward, and would fall if it were not for Glenmore's arm, which is round me in an instant. When I come to myself I am alone with Glenmore. Mr. Phipps has, with great presence of mind, decamped, ostensibly to fetch some water, an errand from which I need hardly say he never returns; and what has become of Miss Charteris? I do not know and I do not care, for Glenmore, who is much alarmed at my faintness, is begging me in most tender accents to look up and tell him I feel better again. I soon feel perfectly well, and dreadfully ashamed of myself; but, thank goodness, he does not know what made me feel so faint. We stroll on together in the moonlight until we come to a terrace over the river, and as we stand there a sudden impulse seizes me to congratulate Glenmore on his engagement to Miss Charteris. "I am so glad to hear that you are going to be married," I say, lamely. "Are you, Maisie? Then, in the words of the immortal Punch, ' I am so glad that you're glad that I'm glad.'" "She is very pretty," I say next. "I agree with you," he says, gravely. "And she is so rich," I continue. "There I don't quite agree with you. She is rich in looks, in health, in youth; but...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797159
  • 9781236797155