The Woman's Kingdom; A Love Story Volume 2

The Woman's Kingdom; A Love Story 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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...When with her children, she was as merry as any one of them all. "Come now," said she, "since you are such good boys, and give up cheerfully youi-pleasures, not because mother wishes it, but because it is right----" "And also because mother wishes it," lovingly remarked Julius. "Well, well, I accept it as such; and in return I'll make you all a handsome present--of my whole afternoon." Here uprose a shout of delight, for every one knew that the most valuable gift their mother could bestow on them was her time, always so well filled up, and her bright, blithe, pleasant company. "It is settled then, boys. Now decide. Where will you take me to? Only it should be some nice warm place. Mamma cannot stand the cold quite as you boys do. You must remember she is not so young as she used to be." "She is--she is!" cried the sons in indignant love; and the eldest pressed her to his warm young breast almost with the tears in his eyes. That deep affection--almost a passion--which sometimes exists between an eldest son and his mother, was evidently very strong here. "I know what place mamma would like best--next best to a run' in the country, where, of course, we can't go now--I propose the National Gallery." Which was rather good of Bob, who, of himself, did not care twopence for pictures; and when the others seconded the motion, and it was carried unanimously, his mother smiled a special "thank you" to him, which raised the lad's spirits exceedingly. It was a lively walk through the Christmas streets, bright with holly and evergreens, and resplendent with every luxury that the shops could offer to Christmas purchasers. But...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850750
  • 9781236850751