The Story of Ursula Volume 2

The Story of Ursula Volume 2

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...That polite gentleman was bestowed on Mrs. Bridges, and Mr. Vandeleur, taking the chair by Ursula, reigned in his stead. She smiled with shy pleasure as he came and sat down by her. Colonel Anstruther watched them with a feeling of resentment which he could not explain. He looked at his watch, he wondered what time they ought to go away. It was generally Jane who gave the signal: it really was very inconvenient that Jane should be in bed like this. Then it occurred to him if Jane had not been in bed she would have been there instead of Ursula--so after all... perhaps... Still, it was a great responsibility taking a girl out; and the colonel, who was standing on the hearthrug with as little expression on his immovable face as had the firedogs to whom his back was turned, was inwardly getting into a state of fuss and worry that would have befitted an anxious maiden aunt. He looked at his watch again. Yes, it was quite late enough--they might surely go now without breaking up the party unduly early. "Now then," he said with a wooden smile as he came up to Ursula and her companion, "it's time to go, I think." Vandeleur was at that moment giving Ursula a comprehensive view of his own nature. "Yes," he was saying in a low voice, with his eyes fixed on her, "I am very humble, and at the same time desperately proud." Ursula looked at him in admiration. She could not help feeling that it was a great compliment to be taken into his confidence, for his manner seemed to convey that it was given to her only and not to the rest of the world. It is possible that in this she may have been mistaken. "Are you ready?" said the colonel. He did not hear Vandeleur's expansive statements, for the latter had...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535103
  • 9781236535108