Vivia; A Modern Story

Vivia; A Modern Story

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: going home with these children?" he said to her, very much as if he grudged her to them. "Yes, I think I must," she answered, with a smile. "And when may I come to the Cedars? This evening, after dinner? or would that seare the old ladies?" "I think to-morrow would be better," said Vivia, shyly, "you would like me to tell grandmamma first, wouldn't you?" "To-morrow seems a long way off," said he, but he could not go on with his pleading, with the four little Stones all standing openmouthed to hear what he was going to say next, so with one shake of the hand, and one look that told her a great deal and the children nothing, be mounted his horse and rode away. Vivia walked on with the children, and listened kindly to their prattle, but could not find much to say in return. "I don't think I should like to meet Sir Gervase always, though he did give me this pretty flower," said Agatha, contemplating the eamellia. "And oh, Vim, you never finished the story about the princess!" exclaimed Perpetua, just as they had reached the door; "ean't you come in and tell it us now?," "No, I must go hack to granny now," said Vivia; "you shall hear it another day, my darlings." But, for all that, the princess's story wax finished, and very comfortably finished too. How glad Lily would have been if she could have been there to see! If any third person was thoroughly happy that day, it was Kate. Far from showing any want of interest in what Gervase had to say, as third parties sometimes do, she wanted him to say a great deal more than he had any iuclination for. Dear and lovable as Kate was, and grateful as he was for all this fresh, eager sympathy, that was as...
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616375
  • 9781236616371