Victoria-Bess, by Brenda

Victoria-Bess, by Brenda

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...boxes contained. I was dressed in my pink silk this evening; it had now lost its bloom considerably, I must tell you! I had worn it so much at Folkestone on the Leas, sometimes when the band was playing at night, and constantly on the balcony, that the salt sea-air had taken a good deal of the colour out. But I did not fret over the faded appearance of my pink silk at all, for I knew my wardrobe was to be replenished from Paris so shortly, and judging from the startling and extravagant apricot gown in which Angela's mother appeared, and which she announced was the latest mode in Paris, I expected soon to be arrayed in novelties that would gain for me fresh admiration and dclat amongst Angela's juvenile friends during the coming Christmas ball season. The drawing-room soon became a sight to behold; the carpet strewn with tissue paper pink and white, boxes large and small and of all descriptions scattered about; the chairs and tables in every direction filled with knick-knacks and jewellery; the grandmother's lap fuller than it could hold of costly presents and bon-bons; Angela flitting about with bracelets on her arms, chocolate in her mouth, embroidered French shoes on her feet, a jaunty hat of peculiar shape, with a feather nearly a yard long, on her head, a gold chatelaine dangling at her waist, a huge air-ball with 'Exposition' printed in large letters on the outside, hovering' in space over our heads from a string she held, and a hundred other things. I was becoming impatient my clothes did not appear, and I thought it was quite time that they should. I felt angry with Angela for not asking after them, but presently she did make the inquiry I was so longing to make for myself. "And now, mother," she said, "show me more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823729
  • 9781236823724