Canolles

Paperback | May 10, 2012

byJohn Esten Cooke

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ... Ferrers, and was at liberty to return to the American camp. He had a last interview with Lucy--the most silent, awkward and constrained interview on the part of both--then with some muttered words, and a sudden blush, he bowed over her hand, touched it slightly with his lips, and left her--left a maiden who proceeded to run upstairs to her chamber, throw herself on her bed and burst out crying. Then Miss Lucy Maurice, drying her eyes, proceeded to mope and render her affectionate family uneasy in reference to her health. What could have produced so sudden a change in her? each asked the other. The heat? Or was Petersburg so dull and humdrum now since my Lord Cornwallis and all his followers had marched away that it oppressed her? Yes, doubtless these were the explanations of the young lady's depression; the heat and dullness of the town. So it was suggested that she should have change of air. It was utterly shocking that so healthy a damsel should rise from breakfast without having swallowed a mouthful! and the suggestion took the practical form, "Go and make a visit to Fanny Talbot, at Chatsworth, where the river breezes will bring back your appetite for breakfast!" Lucy indifferently acquiesced; her father escorted her to Chatsworth, where Fanny met her with the warmest affection, Miss Eleanor with great politeness, and Mrs. Talbot with that subdued interest which she bestowed equally upon every occurrence; and then Miss Lucy proceeded, most unexpectedly and against all romantic rules, really to get back her appetite. Youth, like truth, is mighty and will prevail. At eighteen the stomach--if we may use that inelegant term, for which, nevertheless, there is no more elegant substitute--is a great foe of romance. Youth demands fuod, and food produ...

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ... Ferrers, and was at liberty to return to the American camp. He had a last interview with Lucy--the most silent, awkward and con...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217917135

ISBN - 13:9780217917131

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