The Wizard's Son Volume 2

The Wizard's Son Volume 2

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the conversation above recorded--for there had been much to explain, and Walter was so little acquainted with business that instructions of various kinds were necessary. Miss Milnathort was visible much earlier than usual on the morning of his departure, and he was admitted to see her. She was paler than before, and her little soft face was full of agitation; the corners of her mouth turned down, and her upper lip, which was a trifle too long, quivering. This added rather than took away from her appearance of youth. She was like a child who had exhausted itself with crying, and still trembled with an occasional sob. She stretched up her arms to him as if she would have put them round his neck, and bade God bless him with a tremulous voice. " You must have plenty of courage," she said; " and you must never, never give up your own way." Walter was touched to the heart by this look of trouble on the innocent, young-old face. "I thought it was always right to give up one's own way," he said, in the light tone which he had come to employ with her. She made an effort to smile in response. " Oh yes, oh yes, it's the fashion to say so. You are a self-denying race, to believe yourselves; but this time you must not yield." " To whom am I supposed to be about to yield? " he asked. " You may be sure I sha'n't unless I can't help myself." The tears overflowed her bright old eyes; her hands shook as they held his. " God bless you! God bless you! " she said. " I will do nothing but pray for you, and you will tell me when you come back." He left her lying back upon her cushions sobbing under her breath. All this half-perplexed, half-amused the young man. She was a very strange little creature, he felt, neither old nor young; there was no telling the reason of...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672518
  • 9781236672513