Three Tales for Boys

Three Tales for Boys

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...with her painful shyness worn off, and leaving only a graceful, retiring man ner, as if she had now woke to a knowledge of her own posi tion, and was gently conscious of it, but not proud. What was her present position--she, formerly the despised "half" at Mrs. Dangerfield's? Determined to find out, I asked her when she was going back there? "I left soon after you did, and am not going back at all," she answered, smiling and blushing. "My father is better off than he was, and is going to give up his English farm and take one in Australia!" "And are you going to Australia?" "N--no, I--I think not!" hesitated Janie--while the Master's merry wife looked at her and laughed, and a gentleman who had also come in with the Master to supper, and been very kind in amusing sleepy Bion, said decidedly, "No.1, I was but a child in years, and had a child's ignorance about many things, yet in some I was precociously acute. I could not help understanding that Jame Allardyce at seventeen--a very early, but not impossible age--was going to be married. Now, being "married " was a subject that had never filled my foolish thoughts, as it does some girls', even at thirteen; and I always heartily despised the vain nonsense of my elder school-fellows. But I did think that being loved must be very sweet, whether it was the love of parents, brothers and sisters, or husband; and I marvelled not to see the wondrous change in Janie Allardyce. For days, --ay, weeks, after then, the meeting with her, and the continually harping which Bion kept up on the one subject of his "pretty young lady," made me almost sad. Yet I knew not why, except for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692228X
  • 9781236922281