The Strange Adventure of Richard Cartel (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Strange Adventure of Richard Cartel Do all men notice first about a woman, her eyes? Such is my way, and this maid's, I saw, were of pretty hazel color. Arch and laughing in expression. Indeed. Almost mischievous. Next I found my gaze dwelling upon a perfectly bewitching little mouth, with lips ripe and full. And then upon her complexion. Than which never did come a finer work from the hands of those matchless twin artists. Youth and health. Her hair I can but compare with a tumbled mass of gold, with just that rich red tinge of the metal which in my fancy is so beautiful; while her dress (to come to externals), though in a general sense it was that of the other Puritan maids I had seen, yet for all its likeness, it was gloriously distinguished from any other by an embellishing grace borrowed from an almost perfect and entirely adorable fig ure. Such in a few poor strokes was the engaging picture I saw before me. Your pardon, fair mistress, quoth I, with a profound bow. But I would fain find the dwelling of Ralph Dudley, here abouts. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 716 pages
- 152 x 229 x 36mm | 939g
- 11 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 780 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white