The Treasure-Trove Series Volume 2

The Treasure-Trove Series Volume 2

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: this wise: She was seated in her bedroom one morning in earnest conversation with Mrs. Murray. The discourse was about board, lodgings, and musiclessons'; and Etna having pledged her word to pay nothing for any thing until she had some thing to pay with, Mrs. Murray was delighted, and embraced her sur Posilgauche, in a very fervent fashion. Suddenly the door opened, and a "gentleman" strode into the room, carrying a bag of game. At sight of Etna, he stopped, dropped his dead ducks and snipe on the floor, and shouted: "What the devil does this mean?" Had Etna then possessed that coolness and savoir /aire which she acquired later in life, she might have replied to the rude conundrum by pro pounding one much more impertinent. Pointing to the mess on the floor, she might have asked: "Is that your Little Game?" But it is recorded of her on this occasion that she spoke not a single syllable. Indeed, she was never much given to single syllables, rarely, at any period of her career, troubling her lips with a word of less than five. Mrs. Murray having explained that the young lady was one of the sufferers by the late disaster, picked up the game-bag, and taking her son affectionately by the arm, led him from the room, without giving him a chance to apologize for his rudeness. Had he been led out by the nose, he would have had no more than his desert, and scarcely that; but mark you how Etna was affected. A thrill shot along her nerves; she felt a blind fumbling at her heart-strings; a presentiment overwhelmed her; the Pantheistic Necessity that she should marry the rude intruder became evident and apparent---in him she recognized the coming man. The comrng man--that is, the one'who had just gone out--was tall and...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581350
  • 9781236581358