Told in the Twilight; Or, Short Stories for Long Evenings

Told in the Twilight; Or, Short Stories for Long Evenings

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Miss Somers on her part rather encouraged the friendship than otherwise, for Barney was a great favourite with her, and she saw no reason why they should not grow up together, and, ripening in one another's society, find on some distant day that the attachment of childhood had imperceptibly been changed into the love of maturer years. She may have been a silly old thing to allow such thoughts to enter her brain, but then old-maids are supposed to be more foolish and romantic than the rest of the world. Thus carving out the destinies of these two children, and building castles in the air for them, she would sit watching them in the twilight of the summer evenings, listening to the latest news of school and school doings, with which Barney would always keep Ethel fully acquainted, and in which she was always greatly interested. Sometimes he would read to them, on which occasions the young lady would take up her position on a footstool beside him, and even go the length of resting her head on his knee. Often he would continue thus amusing them till the growing darkness made the printed lines run one into another, and the big glass bottles at the chemist's over the way flashed into sudden and gorgeous illumination. Then sometimes her father's spirit of music would seem to possess Ethel, and through the deepening shadows her childish notes might be heard gently rippling out some old ballad that she had taught herself. At others the three would remain silent, listening to the bells wrangling and jangling through their weekly practice, their wild melody echoing with such strange feeling through the still night air. Ay, there had been many changes rung from the old church tower, and would be still! It was drawing very near to the Midsummer holidays, and...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624726
  • 9781236624727