Vanda, by Esme Stuart

Vanda, by Esme Stuart

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...a moment, then went near and touched the dear hands, and called, "Mother, mother." But there was no answer, and there never would be again a response to his cry of "Mother." He would never again hear her say, "Tom, my boy," as he came in in the evening. Tom was the watcher now, and she had gone to a place where the waiting is not weary watching, but peaceful rest. CHAPTER XI. FAREWELL TO THE MANOR. HE silence and sweet peace of that room restored Vanda's composure after the first burst of grief. It seemed wrong to disturb the quiet dead, and she slipped out without disturbing Tom, and wandered about the garden, gathering spring flowers to weave into a garland. Presently a carriage drove up, and Vanda hurried away into the kitchen garden, thinking it must be one of Tom's friends. Tom!--the word brought back the scene by the river, and once more her cheek grew crimson. She must leave the Manor House to-day--she had forgotten that, but of course she could not stay in Tom's house; one of the men must drive her home in the afternoon. So thinking, she carried her garland into the house, and stole softly upstairs to place it on the bed. Mrs. Penston always seemed associated with flowers, she had always been fond of them, and they well represented the purity of her loving heart. Then Vanda tore herself away in order to go and pack up her few possessions. Many of the little properties that had been given her in her youth still remained about the house; she could not carry them with her, so she preferred they should belong to the Manor. "Would you kindly go to the drawing-room, Miss Crace?" said a servant, meeting her in the passage; "a gentleman wishes to see you." Vanda wondered who it was that could wish...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489004
  • 9781236489005