The Snowdrops

The Snowdrops

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... outline of feature not consonant with robust health and strength. Her face, oval in shape, betokened much sweetness of character; her blue eyes, though stedfast, had at times a certain timidity and shyness of expression; but her mouth, though delicately marked, was firm, and her fair c hair was drawn back from a brow of singular truth and purity. She was still gazing intentlydown the dusty road, when she heard someone calling her name. The voice came from the direction of the house, and turning, she saw her sister Miriam standing in the open doorway. Miriam, who had settled in the neighbourhood, often thus came over unexpectedly to her old home. Anna hastened towards her. "How long have you been here, Miriam? I didn't see you come." "No, I walked up through the meadows at the back. I have been sitting with mother; she told me you were in the front garden." While Miriam was speaking, she was looking intently in her younger sister's face. It did not require much perception to trace the shadow of trouble in Anna's clear eyes. Miriam well divined the cause. "Where is Rupert?" she asked. "He has left us ever since the morning. He and father got into discussion soon after breakfast; they both got hot over it, and Rupert went away in sudden anger. He said he was going round to the Winthorps' with a message, and he should go on to London from there. He was going back to London anyhow this evening, and I think he will repent of his hasty words and come back first; there is good time for him yet to do so." "Where is father?" "I hardly know. Father has seemed so troubled and restless all day. Rupert said things this morning, I hope and believe he will be sorry for afterwards. But father was...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967143
  • 9781236967145