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Riassunto: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PEGGY TAKES THE AIR "And now that an over-faint quietnes Should seem to strew the house, --" That evening, in Hamilton House, Mary felt like a creature caged against its will; she was full of fears for others and reproaches for herself, and went restlessly from window to window and from room to room. There was no doubt that a great crisis had come. The May sun set among heavy clouds, and the large rooms grew dim and chilly. The house was silent, but on the river shores there were groups of men and boys gathering, and now and then strange figures appeared, as if the news had brought them hastily from a distance. Peggy had gone early across the river, and now returned late from her friendly errand, dressed in a prim bonnet and cloak that were made for Sunday wear, and gave her the look of a dignitary in humble disguise, so used to command was she, and so equipped by nature for the rule of others. Peggy found her young mistress white and wan in the northwest parlor, and knew that she had been anxiously watching Madam Wallingford's house. She turned as the old housekeeper came in, and listened with patience as, with rare tact, this good creature avoided the immediate subject of their thoughts, and at first proceeded to blame the maids for running out and leaving the doors flying, when she had bidden them mind the house. "The twilight lasts very late to-night; you have been long away," said Mary, when she had finished. "'T is a new-moon night, and all the sky is lit," exclaimed Peggy seriously. "It will soon be dark enough." Then she came close to Mary, and began to whisper what she really had to say. "'T is the only thing to do, as you told me before I went. Caesar abased himself to row me over, and took time enough about it, I vowed him. I thought once he'd fotched...
Titolo: The Tory Lover (Classic Books on Cassettes ...
Casa editrice: Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Audio Book Contractors, Inc., 2004. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1556857616
Descrizione libro Audio Book Contractors, Inc., 2004. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.40x6.70x1.20 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1556857616