The Story of a Year

The Story of a Year

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... her head, looking most lovely, to my surprise she nods to Viscount Donnington, andthen catching sight of me, smiles and kisses her hand. They soon after pass on, The look of utter astonishment, depicted on his face, as he glances at me is really worth seeing. "I did not know you knew the Miss Dashingtons," I say, before he has time to speak. "Doyou know them?" he says, "well I am indeed surprised!" I don't know much of the world's wickedness yet, but the look and tone which accompany the speech makes the blood fly to my face. "Why shouldn't I?" I say indignantly; "there is nothing against them? Perhaps you do not know their history." "No, I do not, but I know they are two girls who have got themselves much talked about this season." So I tell him as much as I can, defending the girls right royally. "Whatever their faults are, they are due solely to the education their uncles gave them; pray do not speak against them, for they ds not deserve it." I am not going to tell him, how I really dislike them, and how wicked they are, neither do I mention Florie's name. I have heard nothing about them since the ball, Florie who is away with Miss Pryor, though writing frequently, never once. mentioning her sister's names. "There is one thing," says Donnington presently, "it does them honor to be spoken of, as you have spoken of them to-day." And when I tell Mama this afterwards, she shakes her head, and looks very grave indeed. Just as we are leaving the Row, Jack joins us again. "Well," he says laughing, "was Donnington particularly entertaining?" I owe him something for leaving me in the lurch this morning; so I reply, "Yes, he was most...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620623
  • 9781236620620