In That State of Life

In That State of Life

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Dapper. I don t know what it is the men see in the gal, but she d ha made a fool of him, too, only she flied at higher game. She s a regular crocodile--that s what she s, ma am; the house hasn t been like itself since she come; a-giving herself such airs, indeed! To think that Mr. Lowndes should ha spoke to me so, which have had him on my knee when he was eight year old--and all along of a good-for-nothing creature like that! Oh, dear! moaned Mrs. Cartaret, dropping back into her pillows, and twisting round so that she turned her back upon Rouse, and drew the clothes half over her head, as though to shut out, if possible, a disagreeable subject. Oh, dear! It is very hard that I am never to have a maid for three months, but something or other happens. It is too bad of Lowndes, and the girl suited me so well. It is shameful! If he would but range himself, now, and marry! But he shall. I will have it. Oh, dear! I am so tired. I cannot talk any more. There, go away, my good Rouse, now, and leave me quiet for a little, and say nothing of this. I will speak to Mr. Lowndes by-and-by, and don t let the girl come to me till--ti1l I have seen him. There! Then she rolled herself up yet more tightly, and Rouse knew that her mistress had taken refuge in an old expedient against further discussion. She left the room. Two minutes afterwards jane delivered a message to Maud to say that Mrs. Cartaret would ring when she wanted her maid, and that the latter was not to go to her mistress until then. In the meantime, Lowndes, guessing accurately what would occur, resolved to take the bull by the horns. As soon as he was dressed, he entered his mother s...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592964
  • 9781236592965