Those Pretty Howard Girls

Those Pretty Howard Girls

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... of this did he divulge to Marjie as she sat so near him. "Mr. Trevillayn, you are not a member of the House, are you V "No; I never could summon up enough courage to go into Parliament." "But Sir Gerald Fane is in Parliament, is he not?" l "Yes, and made a very clever speech night before last, as I see by the Times this morning." "Then, he is in London now V And her face fell; there would be not the ghost of an opportunity hereafter of meeting him in any of their walks and drives! "Oh! yes; the Fanes have all been there for some time. By the way, I am looking out for a horse for you, Marjorie; Aunt Fakington has given me carte blanche, and to-day I received a note from Tattersall's, saying that there is something there which will just suit me, so I am going up to town, to-morrow, to investigate." Lady Fakington, having made up her difference with Banks was prepared to be magnanimous in the highest degree, but she did not care to have Lorraine in London until she chose, so she negatived Trevillayn's plan decidedly. The third week in May found the party from H The Folly" en route for Grosvenor Square. Marjorie was in a tremor of delight: to her-London appeared like a paradise, and she was radiant. Her ladyship found nothing to complain of in her reception, and the house looked very pretty with its fresh Venetian blinds and its jardinieres of scarlet geraniums. Marjorie came down to the breakfast-room the next morning, to scan with delight the number of cards upon the table. Garden parties drums and dinners, so many to choose from that even Lady Fakington was obliged to smile at her eagerness. "I cannot say yes to everything, my dear; but we shall accept the duchess' garden party and Lady Grantley's soiree musicale, which will be a horrid...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236839013
  • 9781236839015