Sybil's Second Love; In Two Volumes Volume 2

Sybil's Second Love; In Two Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt:" "I have nothing to get ready," coldly replied Sybil. Mr. Kennedy reddened, he had not troubled himself about his daughter's attire this time, whilst for the last week the house had known nothing but Mrs. Kennedy's blue glace, trimmed with white. He turned away without a word, whilst Sybil tenderly gathered a heap of dusty tomes from the floor, and took them up to their new abiding-place. It so happened that whilst she was thus engaged, Mr. Dermot, wanting a volume, learned, with as little satisfaction as Sybil, that the ga.rret was now the library. He went up to seek the book he required, and unexpectedly found Sybil there. She did not hear him pushing the door open, and he entered the garret unseen. She sat on a low stool, her elbow on her knee, her cheek on the palm of her hand, her look resting disconsolately on the bookstrewn floor. The window was wide open, and framed a spring landscape, with a blue sky, from which the stormy clouds had passed away. It also let in the spring sunshine, which fell on the dusty volumes, and on Sybil's bright young head, with equal impartiality. These worm-eaten books, written by men whose flesh had long been dust, were as much to the careless sunbeams as the fresh young beauty. "What a pity such a glorious young creature should ever die!" thought Mr. Dermot, with a sense of pain. Oh! Death--what is death, Mr.Dermot?--Time, not death, is the destroyer of youth and beauty. He came forward, and Sybil, hearing him, looked up with a little start. "Well, what are you doing here?" he asked, gaily--"is this your study now?" "It will be," replied Sybil--"these books stay here. Mrs. Kennedy wants the library more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816110
  • 9781236816115