The Trumpet-Major, John Loveday; A Soldier in the War with Buonaparte and Robert His Brother, First Mate in the Merchant Service a Tale

The Trumpet-Major, John Loveday; A Soldier in the War with Buonaparte and Robert His Brother, First Mate in the Merchant Service a Tale

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and his ever-present sense of her as a woman who by education and antecedents was fitted to adorn a higher sphere than his own, effectually kept him from going near her for a long time, notwithstanding that they were inmates of one house. The reserve was, however, in some degree broken by the appearance one morning, later in the season, of the point of a saw through the partition which divided Anne's room from the Loveday half of the house. Though she dined and supped with her mother and the Loveday family, Miss Garland had still continued to occupy her old apartments, because she found it more convenient there to pursue her hobbies of wool-work and of copying her father's old pictures. The division wall had not as yet been broken down. As the saw worked its way downwards under her astonished gaze Anne jumped up from her drawing; and presently the temporary canvasing and papering which had sealed up the old door of communication was cut completely through. The door burst open, and Bob stood revealed on the other side, with the saw in his hand. 'I beg your ladyship's pardon, ' he said, taking off the hat he had been working in, as his handsome face expanded into a smile. 'I didn't know this door opened into your private room.' 'Indeed, Captain Loveday!' 'I am pulling down the division on principle, as we are now one family. But I really thought the door opened into your passage.' 'It don't matter; I can get another room.' 'Not at all. Father wouldn't let me turn you out. I'll close it up again.' But Anne was so interested in the novelty of a new doorway that she walked through it, and found herself in a dark low passage which she had never seen before. 'It leads to the mill, ' said Bob. 'Would you like to go in and see it at work? But perhaps you...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236681045
  • 9781236681041