The Vivian Romance

The Vivian Romance

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...outside on the bench, and was listening to the conversation as well as he could, the dialect being a great difficulty to his unaccustomed ears, heard something which encouraged him. "Thou ne'er saw any body like the measter," growled John Birket. "He's clean mad. He's turned away all the lasses the day, and he'd fain turn away my nuld weyfe, but I spoke up and told un what I thowt." As I don't think my readers will care for this kind of Doric, I shall proceed to translate John Birket and his friends into something like ordinary English. "What will you do, John?" asked Jem White. "You and the old lass can't do all tho work." "No, indeed. Somebody has to sit up with Mr. Valentine, and the master's killing himself because he won't trust a woman. Can't you spare one of your lads, Jem, to come up to help about the house? I'll give him a shilling a day." "Yes," said White; "you can have Tom. But you'll want more help." "Indeed I shall, and I don't know where to look for it. I want somebody to wait on Mr. Valentine." To this dialogue listened Earine with eagerness. Once or twice she thought of making an offer, but refrained. At last she resolved to go in and talk to good Mrs. White, whose countenance was a reflex of her kindly nature. It must he regretted that our sailor told the landlady a tissue of falsehoods. Charles Gongh represented himself as a young fellow who had gone to sea against his parents' will, and who was now in great trouble, abandoned by all his friends. He was looking for employment. He could turn his hand to any thing. He had nursed his shipmates in fevers abroad. He had just heard that help was wanted up at Hawksmere, but he did not like to make the...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659665X
  • 9781236596659