Agatha Beaufort; Or, Family Pride, By The Author Of 'pique' Or, Family Pride, By The Author Of…

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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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. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. When Margaret entered her home, not a sound was stirring. The shutters of the sitting-room window were closed, and the moonlight streamed through the open garden-door, partially illumining the passage and staircase. All was cheerless and solitary: no busy footsteps resounded, or voices echoed; and Margaret, as she threw aside her bonnet and shawl, felt deeper depression steal over her spirits. The dull murmur of voices in the adjacent parlour at length fell on her ear; and with feelings of positive relief she hastily entered the room: its sole occupants were her father and mother. Mr Desmond was sitting in an arm-chair, with his elbow resting on the table. A reading-candle threw its strong glare on the open book before him; a paper-knife carelessly lay across its page, and Mr Desmond's eyes were averted. A deeper gravity than usual rested on his pale, thoughtful features; / i and the anxious solicitude of his glance, and the restlessness of his deportment, but too surely betokened mental disquietude. Near him stood an open writing-desk; and the table was covered with letters, fragments of paper, bills paid and unpaid, and a variety of other memoranda. Opposite, at the other end of the table, Mrs Desmond sat occupied with her needle. In spite of the sorrow and anxiety of the last few days, the same placid smile shone in her good-natured face, and she bent over her work with as much composure as if no untoward event had ruffled the tranquillity of the household. Mrs Desmond was one of those pliable, complacent persons, whose passions and desires, by some wondrous process, are almost invariably bounded within the limits of what they happen at the moment to possess. No present or future fears had power to rouse more than temporary uneasiness in her bosom...

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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. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. When Margaret entered her home, not a sound was stirring. The shutters of the sitting-room window were closed, and the mo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217677339

ISBN - 13:9780217677332

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