Sweet William

Sweet William

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...of the kind, for her eyes first fell upon the white heather, and then were raised to her husband's face with a blush and a smile, which for the moment made her look almost as young as Flossie. There were so many people standing between Lady Burnet and the crowd, busy talking among themselves, that no one but Susie saw the nosegay given and the smile returned, and even Susie did not hear the next few words Sir Charles spoke; she was only sure that it was something about herself, when, with tears in her eyes, Lady Burnet put out her hand to draw the little girl towards her, and put a sheltering arm round her. "Will you stand by me and help me to give the prizes away, Susie?" she said. "And will you hold my nosegay for me for a little while?" and as Susie took the heather, she felt sure, by the tone of Lady Burnet's voice, that the few words Sir Charles had promised to speak for her had been spoken. So she stood still, as silence suddenly reigned, and prize after prize was given. She even tried to smile at Lucy Jones when she came to claim hers, but this was too hard a trial; she slipped the nosegay into Sir Charles's hand, and threading her way to the entrance and through the crowd standing there, she went out into the avenue. Sir Charles and Lady Burnet had forgiven her, but what would the boys say when she met them? and what would Uncle John think of her? Her heart was heavy and her head ached. If this was what finding Bill was to cost her, she would have been happier to have let finding Bill alone. To avoid the crowd in the park she had turned into the wood, and crossing the little bridge above the lake, was passing Mrs. Mason's cottage as she said half aloud, "I should have been happier if I had left it...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843584
  • 9781236843586