Aunt Serena

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byBlanche Willis Howard

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...very attractive. "After that I grew depressed and silent again. I was conscious that I was pointed out to new girls, and that my story was told to them. Now and then it seemed to me people knew more than I did. Once I distinctly heard some one say, ' dishonor and suicide.' It filled me with new horrors. I was moody and ill. I think now, as I look back, that I really suffered very much at that time; but no one knew it. They only thought me peculiar. No doubt there were girls there who would have been generous and good, if I could have told them how miserable I was. But I did not know how to take the weight off my heart. I was a little, white, silent, unattractive girl. Do not think I am blaming them. They were always kind enough to me, but I felt as if a great gulf was fixed between them and me. The only time I forgot it was when I was happy with Lilian. Ah! I did not intend to mention her name," Gertrude said hurriedly. "I am sorry. It is quite possible that you may meet her." " Why should you not mention her name to me? " aunt Serena asked with a searching look. Gertrude hesitated. " I do not like to complain of people, if I do abuse fate roundly now and then; and I have a theory that it is mean not to let everybody have a fair start. You might meet her, and like her. Why not? It is not my affair. But she would hardly have a fair start, if she were weighed down with that one thing she said when she was fourteen." " No, she would not," said aunt Serena very gently and with a singular smile. " But you say you think she would do it again." "Yes," replied Gertrude with quiet decision, "I am sure. She stood by me in the Dresden Gallery, before the Sistine Madonna, two years after, and looked me freely in the face with no sign of recognition. She was...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...very attractive. "After that I grew depressed and silent again. I was conscious that I was pointed out to new girls, an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021717891X

ISBN - 13:9780217178914

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