Without Kith or Kin Volume 2

Without Kith or Kin 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...him at the time unseen; he would take notice of words you said, and recollect the likings or the opinions you had expressed, with a clearness that had almost at times the effect of. startling you. Yet it was all done 'so quietly and kindly that you soon came to like being so startled; Elizabeth, at least, came very quickly to like it, and to find nothing but pleasure in the knowledge that any words of hers had seemed worth his thinking of, or any tastes of hers worth his remembering. "Did I say that? I had quite forgotten that I ever said it," she exclaimed to him one day, when he had recalled something to her 'mind that had passed out of it. And then, after a moment, "I cannot think how you should remember what I'have forgotten," she said. "Why not? People don't always remember and forget the same things," he answered. "No; but you never seem to me to forget any thing. "And does that make you angry?" he asked with a laugh, and then, without waiting for her to reply, began to speak of something else. For he had no need to ask her if he made her angry in any thing but jest. She did not, as Mrs. Hilliard did, wear her heart upon her sleeve, but yet by this time he knew very well that, if he liked her, she retumed his liking. He knew that, and he cared too to know it. He was a man who liked to win regard; who would have felt it if any of those with whom he lived had been indifferent to him. Few people ever were indifferent to him, but that fact never had the effect of making him careless about gaining affection. Pauline said to him one day, "I am so glad that you get on with Elizabeth. She is one of the women that all people don't take to, because she...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903692
  • 9781236903693