Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill; An Australian Novel Volume 2

Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill; An Australian Novel Volume 2

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... Oh, I don't care. I don't see that there's any particular reason for putting it off. By-the-by, Maggie, I wonder whether Laura Lydiat would care about being my bridesmaid. Of course you and Louey would be the others." "She mfg/21," said Margaret doubtfully. "Somehow I don't feel sure. And you know how she and Uncle Piper dislike each other.... And Sara, dear, it might be as well to leave Miss Lydiat and her brother out of the question----unless----of course--unless things are quite different from what one thinks." "What a goose you are, Maggie," was Sara's only rejoinder, the colour rising to her checks as she turned to ring for the maid. "Who would have dreamed of inviting Mr. Lydiat?" But the question presented itself awkwardly, nevertheless. What if the clergyman chose to take upon himself to play the part of Banquo's ghost at the festival? And ought she to let George have any suspicion of that episode in her life connected with him? The thought was instantly dismissed. As well make her lover declare whether he had ever kissed Miss Lydiat in the course of his existence, and exactly at what point the undoubted flirtation between them had been arrested. CHAPTER IV. RETROSPECTIVE MUSINGS. "View each well-known scene, Think what is now, and what hath been."--SCOTT. TI-IE morning that followed this momentous decision broke over Piper's Hill as clearly and radiantly as its forerunners. With the promise of a day of still heat, the luxuriant Murray pines, the goldenfruited orange and lemon shrubs, the spreading palms and glossy Morton Bay fig-trees, gave out the faint, fresh perfume that greeted George's nostrils as he descended...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866185
  • 9781236866189