Stories of Bird Life; A Book of Facts and Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Habits and Intelligence of the Feathered Tribes

Stories of Bird Life; A Book of Facts and Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Habits and Intelligence of the Feathered Tribes

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...had not taught her the art of concealing and repressing her thoughts. "He will not return, my child." "He will not return!" repeated Marie, piteously. "Must I then become once again a poor girl deprived of her reason? Oh, I would rather die!" "He will not return; but you will go with me to recover him." "When, oh when, I pray you?" "This very moment; for Louis awaits us in the countryhouse which he purchased for me a year ago, about three miles from your little farmstead." "Let us set out! Let us go at once!" "Be it so, but upon one condition!" "What is it? what is it? I agree to it before you name it." "You must consent to live with me." "With my mother's sister! With Louis' mother! Oh, I shall be the happiest of creatures!" "That is not all; you must consent to become the wife of Louis." "His wife?" demanded Marie; "become his wife? I don't know what that is! Never mind; I agree. But what are a wife's duties towards--" "Her husband." "Her husband?' repeated the young girl. "These duties consist," resumed the old lady, "in vowing, before God, to love him to whom thenceforth one unites one's-self for ever--" "Already I love Louis with all my soul." SHE SETS OUT ON A JOURNEY., 167 "To obey him--" '" I always obey Louis gladly in everything." '" And to become the true daughter of his mother, who will love you as if you were her own child." "Oh, I love you already nearly as well as I love Louis!" "I shall take care, dearest, never to require from you the affection you will rightly bear towards your husband. Love me as your...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494725
  • 9781236494726