A Demoralizing Marriage

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byEdgar Fawcett

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... another daughter, not so engrossed in fashionable pastimes as was Mrs. Busteed. But just as all chance of remaining seemed lost, a fresh invitation would be wrung from some new acquaintance, and once more her insatiably social spirit would be bathed in ecstatic triumph. She was radiant, for this reason, when she drove, one morning, to Mrs. Casilear's cottage, in the landau of no less remarkable a person than Mrs. Hamilton Van Dam. Rosalind, as it chanced, was also at her sister's house that morning. Both ladies understood how keenly it delighted Mrs. Busteed to have Mrs. Hamilton Van Bam notice her in any way whatever; but they were both unprepared for this announcement, soon made by Mrs. Busteed's own lips: "I had just told myself that I must go and see poor, dear mamma at Rockingham, when I received two pieces of good news." "What were they?" civilly inquired Mrs. Casilear. "One," replied Mrs. Busteed, "was the announcement that poor dear mamma had become so much better, and one was the sweetly kind invitation of Mrs.Van Dam, here, that I should pass a week with her in her delightful home on Narragansett Avenue." "Oh, don't call it delightful," smiled Mrs. Van Dam, who was a faded little woman with white eyelashes and a stoop. "It is really nothing beside this palace of Mrs. Casilear's." "How sweetly kind of you to call my poor little cottage a palace," said Mrs. Casilear suavely. The challenging falsity of Mrs. Busteed affected Rosalind peculiarly that morning. As a rule she could endure it in silence, but to-day her mood grew aggressive and passed the customary limit of restriction. She well knew that little Mrs. Ilamilton Van Dam was propriety itself; all the lady's acts had been stamped with strictest conventionalism for years. Rosalind could not but ...

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... another daughter, not so engrossed in fashionable pastimes as was Mrs. Busteed. But just as all chance of remaining seemed lost,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217633056

ISBN - 13:9780217633055

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