Una Crichton, by the Author of 'The Fortunes of Hassan'

Una Crichton, by the Author of 'The Fortunes of Hassan'

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...said Frau Luthardt with her quiet smile; and then, turning to Una, she added, " My dear child, how glad I am that you were here." Una returned the kind pressure of hand warmly, and thought how pale and tired she looked, but knew that this appreciation of her husband was her best reward, and rejoiced to see the sweet serenity of her countenance as she wished her good-night and went to bed herself, to dream that she was rowing down the Rhine with the Graf and Max Carljen, while Frau Mosewius sang to them from the Lorelei rock. CHAPTER XVI. Then the mortal coldness of the soul like death itself comes dow n; It cannot feel for others' woes, it dare not dream its own; That heavy ehill has frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And though the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice appears. Lord Byron. One of Una's favourite resorts in Dresden was the picture-gallery. It was within a few minutes' walk of the Luthardts' house, and whenever she had a spare hour she bent her steps towards the Zwinger, and, walking past the orange trees which stand in the quadrangle, mounted the staircase which leads to the Great Gallery. During her first two months in Dresden, she had spent a good deal of time there and had become thoroughly at home among the pictures. Since then she had found several new pupils, and it was seldom that she had an hour to spare. But one morning she heard that a little girl, the daughter of a wealthy merchant who lived in the Pragerstrasse, whom she taught twice a week, had suddenly fallen ill with measles, and Una determined to make use of this unexpected holiday by paying a visit to the pictures. It was some time since she had been at the gallery, and the familiar faces seemed to look down upon her in the light of old...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884167
  • 9781236884169