The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Biographical Introductions, Portraits, and Other Illustrations; Old Town Folks & John Cawson Volume 10

The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Biographical Introductions, Portraits, and Other Illustrations; Old Town Folks & John Cawson Volume 10

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ..." How lovely and how changed! " said Tina. " Oh, what a world of white roses over that portico, --roses everywhere, and white lilacs. It is a perfect paradise! " " May you find it so, my little Eve," said Ellery Davenport, as the carriage stopped at the door. Ellery sprang out lightly, and, turning, took Tina in his arms and set her down in the porch. They stood there a moment in the moonlight, and listened to the fainter patter of the horses' feet as they went down the drive. " Come in, my little wife," said Ellery, opening the door, " and may the black serpent bring you good luck." The house was brilliantly lighted by wax candles in massive silver candlesticks. " Oh, how strangely altered! " said Tina, running about, and looking into the rooms with the delight of a child. " How beautiful everything is!" The housekeeper, a respectable female, now appeared and offered her services to conduct her young mistress to her rooms. Ellery went with her, almost carrying her up the staircase on his arm. Above, as below, all was light and bright. " This room is ours," said Ellery, drawing her into that chamber which Tina remembered years before as so weirdly desolate. Now it was all radiant with hangings and furniture of blue and silver; the open windows let in branches of climbing white roses, the vases were full of lilies. The housekeeper paused a moment at the door. " There is a lady in the little parlor below that has been waiting more than an hour to see you and madam," she said. " A lady!" said both Tina and Ellery in tones of surprise. " Did she give her name? " said Ellery. " She gave no name; but she said that you, sir, would know her." " I can't imagine who it should be," said Ellery. " Perhaps, Tina, I had better go down and see while you are...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666731X
  • 9781236667311