Through the Linn

Through the Linn

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...fears for her health. She had just arranged her little sister in an easy-chair beside the blazing fire, and was standing upon the rug, in the act of drawing on her gloves, when Susan announced, "Miss Temple." Lettice looked up, puzzled for the moment, knowing no "Miss Temple" save the mistress of the house, and forgetful of the Brentwood Hall branch of the family. Recollection grew clear with the sight of the pretty figure and fair face, which stooped first to kiss Lady Bartlett, and then came quickly across the rug. "We almost know one another already, don't we?" said Brena, her soft blue eyes looking full into the irresponsive grey ones of Lettice Majendie. "How do you do? I am so glad to see you at last. And this is little Violet?" Lettice's hand-shake was chill, none the less so because she had at that moment a distinct remembrance of Mrs. Canynge's letter. She did not care to know Brena Temple, and had no intention at all of accepting her as a friend. Brena concealed her disappointment at the cold reception, and kissed the child affectionately, Violet submitting with a half-smile, in place of shrinking. "You are just going out to walk, Miss Majendie. Don't let me keep you in," said Brena, not venturing on the "Lettice," which would have come more naturally to her lips. For though the girls had not met before, yet they had heard of one another from earliest childhood. It was the family fashion to look upon them as "almost cousins." "It is of no consequence. I was only going because Violet wished it," said Lettice stiffly. "Miss Temple says Lettice will be ill if she doesn't," murmured the younger sister. "Every one ought to get more

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  • English
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