The South-Atlantic; A Monthly Magazine of Literature, Science and Art Volume 4, No. 2

The South-Atlantic; A Monthly Magazine of Literature, Science and Art Volume 4, No. 2

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...as they dashed off down the avenue. Dick was too much astonished to give vent to his usual soliloquy on such occasions, and straitening himself he watched the vehicle as it disappeared. As it flew around the distant bend In the road he relieved himself by exclaiming slowly, "Til swar!" CHAPTER XVI. After a long jaunt over the sun-lit fields, Will and Ida rode up to Mrs. Davidson's cottage to obtain permission for Ida to spend the remainder of the day at Wheatland. Will urged that the few friends who had spent the night at his father's house would be harder to entertain than the large number that had thronged the hospitable mansion the day before. He pleaded that Ida might go and assist his sister and mother; and added that the latter was already indisposed, on account of over-exertion. This last plea won the desired consent, and with light hearts they started off toward Wheatland. They found Mrs. Hamilton had been entirety restored after a late and hearty breakfast; but Helen, who had returned from her ride some time since, was by turns thoughtful and absent-minded. The various aunts and cousins, with Miss Betsey at the head of them, were bent on enjoying their kinsman's bounty so long as they had an opportunity, and often taxed Helen to attend to their numerous wishes. In some communities--perhaps it would be juster to say in a great majoritjr of communities--the troup of poorer relatives who hang on to the wealthier and more influential members of large families, like barnacles to a ship's bottom, are despised and often disowned by those connections to whom they would fain look up, and from whom they would receive any number of benefits. But in this instance, as in many others in this section of the Union, they were not only...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910125
  • 9781236910127