For Beauty's Sake. A Novel

Paperback | February 6, 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. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ENCHANTED AND DISENCHANTED. The two intervening days were passed most pleasantly; Meta spending most of her time with the Harburns. She was bent on making as favourable an impression as the allotted time allowed, and rejoiced to see her arrows of-fascination tell on her victim. Mrs. Harburn saw with anxiety 'how much her son Charlie admired this quick-tongued Meta, with undoubted flirting propensities; noticed with dread his growing silence at meals, and how he avoided a possible tete-a-tete afterwards with her, but hurried away on some pretext--hurried to meet the smiling, bewitching Meta, who only dressed and lived to fascinate. Meta was determined to make the most of her time, for was not the Gorgon aunt coming with her lovely sister? A few hours more and they would be upon her. Then her arts would lose their power in the presence of the more gifted sister, and he would be paying homage to the young goddess of eighteen. Tripping along in airy muslin, with a basket of luscious grapes for Mrs. Harburn, and looking like sparkling dew in the morning sunshine, was this coquette, this lover of intrigue, Meta. Of course he knew she was coming; had he not been scanning the face of his poor watch for the last half-hour, and inwardly fuming because the hands would not move faster. On the road to meet her, his face kindling with pleasure as her airy figure shows in the distance, a little cloud of gossamer and a little cloud of dust rising at each step she takes. "I was sure you would come," taking her hand and pressing it very warmly. "What an old factory-chimney you are!" holding her nose between two delicate lemon-coloured kid fingers. "You've been smoking; just keep your head the other side." "I had no idea," in a hurt tone, "you disliked cigars; ...

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ENCHANTED AND DISENCHANTED. The two intervening days were passed most pleasantly; Meta spending most of her time ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217476961

ISBN - 13:9780217476966

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