The World Well Lost Volume 1

The World Well Lost 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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...it now, and will have to go through with it. There's no chance of your pa losing his money. He knows too much for that; and so long as we are as rich as it seems we are, here we shall be; and," with another sigh, "there's no more to be said." "Well, I liked Clapton," said Jemima with something like a quiver about her pale lips. "I don't think I ever can cotton to this life, ma--only I'm not to say cotton; I forgot; my lady told me it was vulgar." "It don't much signify, my dear, between you and I," said Mrs. Brown fondly. "We're not fine folk when we are together, Jemmy, you and me; and a few slips here and there don't count." "Oh, ma, it is such a pleasure being with you alone!" said Jemima leaning over and kissing her mother. "I'm never so happy as when I'm with you alone, all to our two selves, and none of the men and things about. I can't abear those men!" "Yes, it's home-like then, my dear," said Mrs. Brown with a fond hug. "You see, your pa has made himself quite the swell--he's gone into it like life, as I may say; but you and me, we've been brought up differently, and it's harder for us. And we don't care for it by nature, as your pa does. If we did we should have taken to it better; but it's a little rough in the edges, as I may say, for us." "Very rough, ma!" sighed Jemima. "If it was not for you I don't know where I should be!" "You'll not have me always, my dear," said Mrs. Brown, steadying her voice as well as she could, and turning away her face not to let it be seen that...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863658
  • 9781236863652