Within Sound of the Sea Volume 2

Within Sound of the Sea Volume 2

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...terms with the servants; and Robbie, who had a caustic tongue, might have taken offence at something, probably in the interests 'of his darling Grizzy, and had in his turn offended her. "Has anything happened to annoy you at Easterhaven or on the way home?" asked the minister in despair; but to this question, as to the previous ones, Miss Esslemont vouchsafed no answer. "Shall I wait dinner for you, or is Eppy to bring you some? I don't know what there is for dinner," added Mr. Esslemont, endeavouring to draw his sister into talk on some safe topic. But in the present state of affairs the prospect of dinner was powerless, and he went down stairs again, annoyed, but not surprised, at an exhibition of displeasure for which he could not exactly account. He had to eat his dinner alone, and, under pretence of not having another fire lit for himself, he had it brought to him in the study. Ah! if Marion had but been there! Where was she now? Hurrying through the dark, thinking of Hugh, and forgetting, perhaps, the hour that for him, at least, had been so hopeful and so sweet. "Ask Miss Esslemont if she would like me to sit with her this evening or not," he called to Eppy, who was about to disappear. "I need not ask her," was the reply; for our servants always know more of our affairs than we do ourselves, and Scotch servants are very blunt in their speech. "What is the matter, Eppy? Has Robbie offended Miss Esslemont, or is she really the worse for her drive home in the dusk?" "It's neither Robbie nor her meat, nor yet the gloaming, that ails her; but she comes home, and she sees two cups in the tray in the study, and then she goes up like a tap of tow: just...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822773
  • 9781236822772