The Silence of Dean Maitland; A Novel Volume 1

The Silence of Dean Maitland; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...By the way, I suppose his reverence has given up these frivolities." "Oh, I shall dance at Woodlands to-morrow," replied Cyril. "Just two square dances with Marion, and then, I suppose, farewell to such delights." "I cannot say that I like to see a clergyman dancing," observed his father, "though I danced myself till I was forty, and should enjoy a turn with the young people even now." "Then, let us have a quiet carpet-dance while the boys are here," said Lilian; "just the Swaynestones and Garretts and Marion, and father shall dance with each of us in turn." "Oh yes!" cried Everard; and Cyril chimed in with great animation. "Just one more fling for me;" and Mr. Maitland went off laughing, and saying he had nothing to do with it--they must ask their mother, and Lennie and Winnie jumped for joy, and announced that they should not go to bed before their elders, and the little ftte was regarded as a pleasant certainty. Cyril kept them waiting some minutes after the appointed time for starting. He had important letters to write, he said; and when at last he appeared, his face was full of care and perplexity. In the mean time, Lilian and Everard were very happy on the. sunny lawn together, visiting the invalid donkey and other animals, and wandering about their old playground, past the spot where the twins used to play at Robinson Crusoe, and where Everard helped them build a hut, and recalling a thousand pleasant memories of their childish labours and sports. There was hoar-frost on the delicate branches of the leafless trees, and the sunshine was broken into a thousand jewellike radiances by the little sharp facets of the icecrystals. There was an unwonted sparkle...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501624
  • 9781236501622