Sought and Found

Sought and Found

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the next corner she turned, ' and when he reached it, had disappeared. Longer than he could see her, his thoughts did not follow her. On the other side of the stately square where the fountain splashed, stood his aunt's house, and upon the balcony, between the pomegranates and oleanders, which in the warm Autumn days were still outside, stood expectant-ly, a lithe, girlish. figure, already in the distance greeting him with nods. He quickened his pace: she was unspeakably charming. When he was quite near and about to enter the house, she leaned far over the ironscrolled ballustrade and, was it design or was it caused by the quick motion of her head--the rose in her hair fell at his feet. Stooping, he picked it up. "Hortense!" _ he called, and her mother heard the sound inside, in the library. " Was it Erwin?" asked Frau von Marzdorf. Hortense nodded and went slowly toward the door. "The voice sounded strangely to me, so different from this morning," said her mother. A triumphant smile flitted over the beautiful face of the young girl. "It did sound different; his heart just spoke." CHAPTER IV. THE myrtle and pomegranates had long disappeared from the balcony of the Marzdorf house. In their stead, Winter had decked the iron arabesques with delicate, fleecy snow, and from the parapet hung glittering icicles. If also, in the short, gray winter days, the sunbeams only fugitively shone in the lofty room, whose silken curtains were not ' parted until late in the morning, yet was it adorned in the evening by the gleaming of many candles, so much the more frequently_; and these surroundings revealed the beauty of Hortense no less advantageously than the morning sunlight in which...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859170
  • 9781236859174