Stretton of Ringwood Chace; A Novel Volume 3

Stretton of Ringwood Chace; A Novel Volume 3

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Stretton had done so for him before his arrival. He had, however, no inclination to dispute the point; and willingly postponed to a future opportunity his puzzling speculations on likenesses, mistaken identity, &c., &c. The children, whose rapturous applause could no longer be restrained, formed a clamorous escort; the rest of the party following in amused curiosity as Catherine unhesitatingly led the way. But there was far more to be seen than could be accomplished before the party were summoned indoors to the early tea which was to precede thir departure I " But you must come again, my dear, and remain much longer with us," said Mr. Stretton, as Catherine took leave. "I put it to your conscience, Harland, whether you ought to keep her immured in your square; when you might bring her into our purer air, and be here yourself to look after her?" "We will see, my dear sir, we will see!" said Dr. Harland, laughing, as he shook his father-in-law's hand. " But, dear papa," interposed Clara, "you must remember that Catherine has seen nothing of London as yet. No pictures, no operas!-I suppose she is not out yet, so We must keep clear of balls; but we must give her what amusement we can, within the letter of the law." " Mrs. Harland," said Catherine that evening, when Clara came, according to custom, to see that she was comfortable in her room, --"I may tell Mabel, may I not, that you forgive her?" Clara looked puzzled for one moment, but quickly read in Catherine's face to what she referred. " You know, then?" she began, doubtfully. "I found it out. Mabel tried to keep it from me; but she was too unhappy. And now she...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818903
  • 9781236818904