Aunt Rachel (volume 1); A Rustic Sentimental Comedy

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byDavid Christie Murray

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... as a wench. Bar his Uncle Ezra, theer niver was a mc-n to match him in Heydon Hay i' my time. Know his character?" He was unused to speak with so much vigour, and he paused breathless and mopped his scarlet face with his shirt sleeve, staring across his arm at Rachel meanwhile, in mingled rage and wonder. "His Uncle Ezra?" said Rachel, looking fixedly and scornfully back at him. "His Uncle Ezra is a villain!" For a second or two he stared at her with a countenance of pure amazement, and then burst into a sudden gurgle of laughter. This so overmastered him that he had to cling to the table for support, and finally to resume his seat. His jolly face went crimson, and the tears chased each other down his fat cheeks. When he seemed to have had his laugh quite out, and sat gasping and mopping his eyes with his shirt sleeve, a chance look at Rachel re-inspired the passion of his mirth, and he laughed anew until he had to clip his wide ribs with his palms as if to hold himself together. A mere gleam of surprise crossed the scorn and anger of Rachel's face as she watched him, but it faded quickly, and when once it had passed her expression remained unchanged. "Good morning, Aunt Rachel," cried Ruth's fresh voice. "You are early." Rachel turned briskly round in time to see Ruth disappear from a white-curtained upper window. Fuller rose with a face of sudden sobriety, and began once more to mop his eyes. In a mere instant Ruth appeared at the door running towards the pair with a face all smiles. "Why, father," she cried, kissing the old man on the cheek, "what a laugh! You haven't laughed so for a year. What is the joke, Aunt Eachel?" She saw at a glance that whatever the jest might be, Aunt Rachel was no sharer in it. "I know of no joke, Niece Ruth," said the old ...

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... as a wench. Bar his Uncle Ezra, theer niver was a mc-n to match him in Heydon Hay i' my time. Know his character?" He was unus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217685145

ISBN - 13:9780217685146

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