A Winter in Berlin

A Winter in Berlin

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...away; she stood at the window looking pale and indifferent, and Halbers stormed down the stairs, burning with indignation. you again--you do not exist for me in The brother and sister heard the bell, the hasty steps, then the slam of the door. Hans walked into the hall. "Who went out just now?" he asked. "Dr. Halbers, Herr Graf," answered the servant impassively, though even he surmised much. Like curious children, Hans and Erni rushed to the window: below the great, heavy, iron-bound house-door opened, the young man hastily strode across the street, but even at that distance the sinister expression of his hapdsome features could be remarked. The young Zachows clapped their hands in malicious surprise. " Hurrah! he's got the sack!" At that moment Halbers suddenly looked up, to catch if possible a tearful glance from his Cara, but beheld instead nothing but the fair triumphant faces of the smart officer and the lovely young Countess. At this juncture his rage at the insult restored to him his self-control; he bowed towards the window with perfect self-possession, and sauntered slowly down the silent, . aristocratic Voss strasse. " My fine brother in-law and my fair sister-in-law, who laughs last laughs best," he said, humming an opera air to himself. The brother and sister had ceremoniously returned his greeting, and they now felt, according to their own expression, as if cold water had been poured over them. In the meantime Maja had imparted to Cara her final refusal of Halbers' proposal, and explained her reasons in the most considerate manner. She expected a passionate outbreak, but Cara's demeanour was unusually cold; she only begged to be allowed to remain again at home...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769449
  • 9781236769442