Brothers and Strangers

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAgnes Blake Poor

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. RTHUR, for the next three weeks, x played the part of a passive spectator of Mr. McCall's courtship. The further inquiries which he felt it his duty to make were so satisfactorily answered that he had no excuse for putting forward any objections. Mr. McCall was most anxious to please him, though he did not always know how to do so. In trying to please Ida, Arthur had to allow that he showed more skill. He lavished most of his direct attentions on the children, and treated her with punctilious respect, while sending showers of flowers, fruit, new magazines, and every pleasing trifle which she could not refuse. He took Landy and Flossy to drive with his sisterin-law, a powerful ally, and sometimes, but not always, asked Mrs. Butler to join the party. He evidently made no more proposals till just before his departure for Kansas City; but at Arthur's first call after this he found Ida in tears, and when he asked the reason,--"Mr. McCall was here to-day to say goodby; he said he could not go unless he had--a little--hope; and--and--would you feel very grieved, Arthur dear, if--if--it came to anything?" "I should have no right, if I thought it for your happiness; if I were sure you knew what you wanted." "I don't know," said Ida, confusedly plaiting the ribbons of her belt, "I don't know as my happiness is of so much consequence, and he loves me so much! He says he never cared for any woman in real earnest before. It seems cruel to blight his life, because I have had so many sorrows of my own. Of course, you don't suppose that I can ever forget dearest Orlando, or cease to love him and respect his memory. Mr. McCall would never wish for that--he is too good. He is not a bit jealous, and says he will never ask me to give up caring. He only wants me ...

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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. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. RTHUR, for the next three weeks, x played the part of a passive spectator of Mr. McCall's courtship. The further ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217693059

ISBN - 13:9780217693059

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