The White Moss Rose, and Sequel

The White Moss Rose, and Sequel

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...world least ways." "Ah! but in the other perhaps," said Libby in a low voice, laying her hand on his arm. "Maybe, lass; indeed I believe it for truth myself;" he brushed his coat sleeve across his eyes as he spoke. "But I can't stay here; no one will touch you now; see, isn't that girl coming up the street your sister?" Yes, it was indeed; and Libby, hastily thanking him, ran to meet her. She was with several of her companions, and among them was Maria Dawson, the girl she had been with the night before. "Oh, Ally, where have you been?" said Libby, not waiting, in her hurry, to think it would be better to call her aside. Maria burst into a loud laugh. "Why, who's this, Ally? your nurse come to fetch you home?" she asked. All the girls laughed and made remarks on Libby's appearance, and, frightened and hurried as she had been, she certainly was not fit to be seen. "She's my sister," said Ally, angrily; "that is who she is, and you'd better be civil, all of you." Then turning to Libby, she asked angrily what she was come there for. "Mother is so ill, Ally: she has been sitting up for you all night, and was so frightened, wondering what had become of you." "What should become of me?" said Alice. "Do you and mother think I'm a baby, not fit to take care of myself? I slept with Maria, of course, thinking, as 'twas late, I wouldn't come and disturb you; and if you were stupid enough to sit up, it was your fault not mine." The girls laughed again, and this time Ally did not reprove them. She knew she had been in the wrong: she never stayed from home before without letting her mother know: and the real cause now was, that she went to a dance...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873491
  • 9781236873491