Through One Administration Volume 1
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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ..."No," she replied. "I am going to the Virginia mountains." "I should think that would be better," he said, putting an arm around aney. "I thought so," she answered, "upon reflection. I am not as strong as I should be, and I think I dislike ill-health even more than most people do." She held ack's hand, and spoke in a quiet tone of common things--of her plans for the summer, of the children, of Richard; and Tredennis listened like a man in a dream, missing the colour and vivacity from her manner as he had known he should miss her presence from the rooms when she was gone. "Tell Uncle Philip something of what we are going to do," she said to ack. "Tell him about the hammocks, and the spades we are to dig with, and the books. We are to live out of doors and enjoy ourselves immensely," she added, with a faint smile. "Mamma is going to play with us every day," said Jack, triumphantly. "And we are going to lie in our hammocks while she reads to us and tells us stories." "And there will be no parties and no company," added aney. "Only we are to be the company." "And ack is to take care of me," said Bertha, "because I am growing old and he is so big." ack regarded her dubiously. "You haven't any wrinkles," he said. "Yes I have, ack," she answered, "but they don't show." And a little laugh broke from her, and she let her cheek rest against his dark love-locks for a moment in a light caress. Glancing up at the colonel's face at this juncture, aney found cause in it for serious dissatisfaction. She raised her hand, and drew a small...
- Paperback | 86 pages
- 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white