Country Luck by John Habberton

Country Luck

byJohn Habberton

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. AT HER SIDE. The arrangement of the guests at the dinner-table that evening suited all concerned. Phil sat at the right of the host, with Lucia directly opposite, where her face was before him all the while. Marge sat at the right of the hostess, where he could closely observe the young man from the country, and, not less important, Tramlay's manner toward the younger guest. He could also note the effect of the young man and his ways upon Mrs. Tramlay; for did he not know how to translate every expression of her face? It was his own fault if he did not, for he had been one of her suitors nearly a quarter of a century before, and the lady had never ceased to be mildly grateful for this compliment, and to repose as much confidence in him as a loyal wife might without harm grant an acquaintance who never had been offensive. That Mrs. Tramlay wanted Lucia to become Mrs. Marge was one of these confidences,--not spoken, but none the less distinctly understood,-- and it had taken all of Marge's adroitness to maintain his position with the family, since Lucia's "coming out," to avoid being brought to propose. Several years earlier he had fully intended to make Lucia his own when she should reach marriageable age, and many and acceptable had been the attentions by which he had endeavored to secure the first place in the girl's regard. But somehow as his prospects gradually yet distinctly brightened, the profits of the iron trade as gradually and distinctly waned; Marge was not in the iron trade himself, but Lucia's father was, and bachelors at forty-five generally expect something with a bride besides a father's blessing. What the girl's father thought of him Marge had never taken time to wonder; for if he was satisfactory to his fastidious self, ho...

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Title:Country LuckFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217925766

ISBN - 13:9780217925761

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