Elizabeth's Pretenders

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHamilton Aïdé

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Elizabeth was nearly eighteen when she left school; and whatever life might have in store to try her strength, she was better equipped for the battle than most girls of her age. Her fine natural parts had been fortified by contact with a mind whose grasp of realities produced a certain shock to persons indisposed to look facts in the face. She knew something of sin and its consequences. She had read a great deal, she had thought a great deal; but she was not suspicious, and as yet had had no opportunities of applying her abstract knowledge of mankind to the solution of any of life's problems. To an independence of judgment, she joined a decision in action which made her the leader of her companions, and the most trusted of all by the principal of the school. She had very sharply defined limits of right and wrong; and when she did wrong, she never stooped to gloze, or attempted to excuse it. She was still wilful at times, and not always considerate for others, but she was incapable of meanness; and her attachments, though few, were strong. In appearance she was still lanky, and her movements were too abrupt to be graceful; but she had a noble, 0 well-shaped head, the strong, waving hair planted low upon the broad brow, beneath which shone two expressive eyes, so thickly shadowed by dark lashes as to appear black. Probably few admired who passed the girl in the street, but she could not fail to arrest attention, and in a room she would probably keep it. The impression she first made was that of pride--a certain remoteness which held her apart. As this wore off, the keen interest she took in whatsoever she saw, and above all, in whatsoever she heard, rendered her face so expressive that to many it appeared beautiful. But this it...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. Elizabeth was nearly eighteen when she left school; and whatever life might have in store to try h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217944345

ISBN - 13:9780217944342

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