Adèle Volume 3

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJulia Kavanagh

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...true she did not die, but she lost all her beauty. Ah! she was sorely cut up, but Pierre comforted her. She was as handsome as ever in his eyes, he said, and, handsome or ugly, she was still his own Catherine." " Why do you call that story sad, Jeannette?" said Adele, smiling; " that is love, you know. If I were to lose all my beauty, do you think he would love me less? He would love me more, Jeannette. Oh, how hot this night is! I hope we shall have no storm to-morrow to prevent him from returning. Look out, Jeannette, and tell me if the stars are shining." Jeannette rose and went to the window; she raised the curtain and looked. " I see the light of the moon on the road," she said, " but I see not one star in the sky." Adele sighed. " The moon may shine," she said, " but I do not like black nights without stars. Oh, Jeannette! he has spoiled me; would you believe it, I feel wretched because he did not come back this evening?" She raised her hand to veil her eyes that overflowed with tears. Jeannette resumed her chair at the foot of the bed, and said, after a pause--" Can Madame sleep now, or shall I go on with the story of Catherine?" " Is it not finished?" asked Adele, looking round; " why, what more is there to say? They married and were happy, like people in fairy tales." Jeannette shook her head. " Life is not like a fairy tale, Madame. Catherine was getting stronger, but she still kept her room, when one day--it was a warm day, too--she fell asleep. The voices of Pierre and Lise talking in the next room awoke her; Lise was a cousin of hers, the widow of a soldier, who had come to take care of Catherine. She was a handsome woman, too, but bold and forward. Well, she and Pierre were talking, and Pierre was saying,' I tell you that though I...

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...true she did not die, but she lost all her beauty. Ah! she was sorely cut up, but Pierre comforted her. She was as hand...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217164498

ISBN - 13:9780217164498

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