Who Can He Be?

Who Can He Be?

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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: ... When out of sight, the first thing he did was to light a cigar. "Made an ass of myself, I'm afraid," he muttered, as he puffed away. "Thought I was better prepared, but really the way she looked at me with those confoundedly earnest eyes of hers, put everything I meant to say out of my head. No fellow could propose properly to such an unresponsive young lady. I think she read me through and through. I may mark the name off. Miss Greville comes next, I think--plague to it! this is my betting-book, but I believe the ladies' names are at the end. 'Miss Golightly, Fleetfoot.' No, that's the wrong place." Rosalie soon returned to her reading. The little scene just enacted had not been of a very exciting character. But she sighed as she took up her book, thinking how she would have felt had another, in the days when she thought him free, come to her, and, but in very different words, asked for the same thing, her love--herself. A tear dropped upon the page, half for her own vanished dream, half for him. She would have tried so to make him happy; but she banished it quickly away, and constrained her attention to her book. She remained in the conservatory till it became very chill, for the sun, which had at first begun to flicker, at last ceased to shine altogether. The day had suddenly and completely changed, as such days frequently do. On standing up, Rosalie was surprised to see that the sky was totally obscured by dense, lowering clouds, and rain had begun to fall in large, heavy drops. A wind, too, had arisen, which, as the day advanced, increased till it rose to an actual storm. The rain descended in torrents, and darkness fell long before the usual time. Rosalie and Mrs. Carleton watched anxiously for the return of the boating...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585550
  • 9781236585554