The Angel and Trumpet the Angel and Trumpet

9780217226547: The Angel and Trumpet the Angel and Trumpet

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. 1853. Excerpt: ... "What a little tantaliser you are, Maria!" he echoed, imitating his companion's tones. "Speak out, and relieve me of my curiosity. I will be true to your trust." "No. I would tell you rather than another; but it must not be told. Let us turn the tables. Have you no secrets 1" "First, what do you mean by a secret?" "Why, something that we have either done, or desired to do, that would not bear the telling." "Then I cannot deny I have. I believe the best of us have done, or desired to do, some guilty thing which the heart shrinks from sharing with another. But I will give secret for secret 1" William gaily gave this challenge (knowing it would not be accepted), to intimate that his secret was of a trifling nature. He would no more have told his mysterious charmer he was a thief, than she would have communicated what she was. "No you would not. Nor would I trust you with mine." "Cannot I guess yours?" "You may think so--but it is past your ken. You know only what you see--that I am frail--or gay--or what you will. I take no pains to disguise that: how then can it be my secret?" "But is it not connected with it?" "Yes--about as much--let me see--about as much as a hair of the head with the body." "No more than that 1" "No more. Is this a clue to yours?" she asked, holding up the duplicate of a watch. "Why, where in the world did you get that 1" "Is this a clue to yours?" she repeated, still holding up the duplicate. "Oh, no--of course not," William blushingly replied. "True--it is a secret so far, that there being no necessity to inform any person that on a certain day, wanting a certain sum for a certain purpose, I pledged my watch, and kept it to myself. There's no murder in that." "Murder!--how do you mean?" exclaimed Maria, evidently surprised. "He! he!--...

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

(nessuna copia disponibile)


Inserisci un desiderata

Se non trovi il libro che cerchi su AbeBooks possiamo cercarlo per te automaticamente ad ogni aggiornamento del nostro sito. Se il libro è ancora reperibile da qualche parte, lo troveremo!

Inserisci un desiderata