Wait Till It Blooms

Wait Till It Blooms

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...been admitted to the academy on 'reduced terms, ' which fact, having leaked out somehow--added to the scarcity of hampers which fell to my share--rendered me decidedly unpopular. But Clarence stuck to me through thick and thin, as long as he was at the school; and when he left it was almost as great a grief to me as parting from my mother had been. He was a noble fellow! I should like to see him again!" "I'm sure he would be pleased to see you," said Esme," heartily. "Won't you call at our house as you pass through London? Do." "I shall be rather pressed for time on my journey home," answered Mr. Thornleigh; "and Holloway is decidedly out of my route. But I might look in at his office; I think I heard you say he was in the City?" "Yes," replied Esme, "and that would be capital!" So he gave Mr. Thornleigh the requisite address, and both he and Daisie were delighted at the thought of the pleasant surprise in store for their father; for as yet they knew nothing of the sorrow into which their home had been plunged; as Mrs. Clarence had said, "We won't tell them yet, poor children. It need not shorten their holiday; let them enjoy themselves while they may. Perhaps before they come back our way may be made clearer and brighter; who knows?" So it came to pass that on the hottest and dustiest of August afternoons, as Mr. Clarence sat at his desk, in a narrow, noisy City "lane," apparently absorbed by the work in hand, but in reality pondering painfully upon the great trouble which had deprived him of peace by day, and sleep at night, since he first discovered the treachery of his false friend Beale, and wondering how far the money realised by the auction sale of his...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625390
  • 9781236625397