All in a Month and Other Stories by Allen RaineAll in a Month and Other Stories by Allen Raine

All in a Month and Other Stories

byAllen Raine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... All in a Month CHAPTER I "Don't think of it, dear," said mother, pausing in her knitting, " I don't know how Dr. Orme could have proposed such a thing." "Ridiculous!" said my father, rising as if to end the discussion. On reaching the door, however, he turned round, saying, " I shall write to Orme to-morrow, and tell him it is not to be thought of, although of course fifty pounds a year is not to be sneezed at," and he closed the door carefully and slowly. "You can pack your box, Gwladys," said Gwen, my youngest sister; "he means to give his consent, otherwise he would have said, 'No more nonsense. I won't hear of it, and that's enough.'" I thought so too, and now I had only to win mother's consent, and the way would be plain. The tea had been cleared away, and the cosiest and pleasantest hours of the day had commenced. We were sitting in the diningroom of the old Vicarage at Llanwialen. A bright fire burned in the grate, although the spring was well advanced, and through the open window came all the familiar sounds of a Welsh country vicarage--Ann, the cook's, shrill voice in the kitchen, the clattering of Mari's wooden shoes in the back yard, and the whirring beat of the cloth-mill in the valley. I scarcely heard them, for already my mind was fully occupied with the prospect of the coming change in my hitherto uneventful life. Mother still murmured something about "asylums" and "nonsensical ideas," but, as usual, soon came round to my way of thinking, and when, half an hour later, my father came in with an open letter in his hand, she was quite prepared to throw all the weight of her gentle influence on my side of the question. ' Fifty pounds a year, father, is very handsome pay for a girl, and if she is not happy there, you know, she...
Title:All in a Month and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217771440

ISBN - 13:9780217771443