Won! Volume 1

Won! Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...House, Mrs. Moreton, having taken off her bonnet, settled herself in the most luxurious chair of her comfortably-furnished "audience chamber." Here she received and ceremoniously gave tea to the most privileged of her carefully-selected pupils--tea accompanied by exquisitely-cut bread-and-butter and choicely-worded advice. The former was hardly useful as food for the body, but the latter was of great sustaining power morally. And it was given in liberal doses, and fitted for every mental struggle that might occur to those young ladies when the time should arrive for their entry into the grande monde--that great world of fashion to meet which on equal terms gentle clever Mrs. Moreton undertook to prepare a select number--for a consideration. Miss Sibyl was seldom present at these moral teadrinkings. She only graced them with her silent beauty on "guest-evenings." Miss Sibyl, --so ran the legend among the schoolgirls, whose love for mystery is as boundless as their faith in godlike young men, --Miss Sibyl was deeply in love. "On her pale cheek concealment fed;" under her calm bosom glowed--at white heat probably--an unrequited passion. Others suggested that her love was a soldier gone (latitude and longitude immaterial) to "the Wars," leaving pale Sibyl to languish miserably during his absence. Would he ever return? One girl--a practical one, as 'girls go--actually had the presumption to suggest that Sibyl had been jilted years ago. "She is no chicken, you know," said this audacious maiden, and was utterly scorned and scouted by her more romantic companions. Why, Sibyl was far too beautiful, far too proud, to be ill used by any man! His might perhaps have been forced to leave her, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937775
  • 9781236937773