A Woman's Hand

A Woman's Hand

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...playing with her fan, and they were both talking merrily together. Now and again she would glance at him out of her dark, shy eyes, or lean her pretty head forward to catch some whispered compliment. And opposite them, on her dead-gold satin couch, Mrs. Wrexhill sat, watching with proud, glad eyes the wooing of her only son. In an angle of the room Joleta stood alone. Once Barton raised his eyes to hers; she was looking at him, and they both smiled. "Bell! not dancing?" "No, papa, not yet." "And not disappointed?" "No, I like to watch them. Isn't it a pretty floating movement? It makes me think of flowers in a garden when the wind is blowing." "A foolish fancy. Do you know, mamma tells me a great many foolish fancies grow in this curly head?" "Oh no, papa." Bell laid her head, with a pretty caressing action against his shoulder for a moment, then lifting it as quickly, she looked up into his face, and whispered, "Come into the conservatory; I want you." She slipped her hand within his arm, and led him uncere-. moniously away. "Isn't it nice here?" she said, dropping his arm as soon as they were beyond observation from the windows. "Very pretty, very pretty, to be sure. Is this your doing?" he asked, pointing to the Chinese lanterns. "Oh no, papa." "No? I thought you brought me in to look at them. What was it you wanted?" But Bell seemed to have forgotten. "Oh, you have nothing in your button-hole," she said suddenly; and then she went away to the further end of the conservatory, and was a long time among the flowers, rejecting and comparing, her fingers fluttering like butterflies over the blossoms, and her cheeks...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890299
  • 9781236890290