Fetterless, though bound together by Bertha H. Buxton

Fetterless, though bound together

byBertha H. Buxton

Paperback | May 16, 2012

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ...being put to bed immediately, and brings me with her own hands some steaming " tisane," which cannot fail to make me sleep tranquilly. Tomorrow she will listen to anything I have to say, but for to-night--not another word am I to speak. "Just one," I plead, and taking both her hands, look straight into her eyes. "Give me your word, Madame, that for the present you will keep my secret from every one." "That is as though buried, until we have spoken further," she says. "On no account must my stepmother know I am with you" "Trust to me, poor little one," she answers; "you know you can do so well. And now, for the love of God, I beg you to rest tranquil--to sleep." No doubt these good people have prayed for my peace; certainly in one sense it has come to me, for I sleep heavily all the night through and far into the next day. The sun is quite high in the heavens, and shines a hot welcome into my quaint little room, with its snowy curtains and old-fashioned furniture and miniature wash-hand-stand. Hortense is sitting in the panelled embrasure of the window. To my hardly awakened consciousness she presents a charming picture; the bright worsted work that lies idly in her lap contrasting well with the dim tone of the surroundings. On her glossy hair and on that scarlet wool a gleam of sunshine rests. I whisper her name, and she runs towards me. "At last awake, little paresseme!" she cries, kissing me. Hortense and I were very good friends at my stepmother's school in Paris, and when Madame Lebrun came to fetch her daughter away, I accompanied both to Honfleur for a month. Hortense and I had practised much together then, and my present hopes and plans were connected with the old experie...

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Title:Fetterless, though bound togetherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217474853

ISBN - 13:9780217474856

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