Gertrude's Marriage

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byW. Heimburg

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. It had rained heavily in the night, with thunder and lightning, but nature seemed to have no mind to-day to carry out her coquettish love of contrasts; she did not laugh, as usual, with redoubled gayety in blue sky and golden sunshine on forest and field: gloomily she spread a gray curtain over the landscape, so uniformly gray that the sun could not find the smallest cleft through which to send down a friendly greeting, and it rained unceasingly, a perfect country rain. Frank came back from the fields rejoicing over the weather, and Gertrude waved her handkerchief to him out of the window as she did every morning. "All the flowers are ruined, Frank," she cried down to him, "what a pity!" He came up in high good humor. "No money could pay for this rain, darling," he said; "I am a real farmer now, my mood varies according to the weather." "And mine too!" remarked his wife. "Such a gray day makes me melancholy." He went towards her as she sat at her writing-table turning over books and papers. "Just look, Frank," as she held out to him a packet daintily tied up with blue ribbons; "these are all verses of yours, arranged according to order. When we have our silver wedding I shall have them printed and bound. These on cream-colored paper were written during our engagement, and these different scraps, white and blue and gray, were written since our marriage, when you take anything that comes, thinking I suppose that it is good enough for Mrs. Gertrude." She looked up at him with a smile. He bent down over her. "And now I shall buy a very special kind of paper for my next verses, Gertrude." "Why?" "Bright, like the little bundles the storks carry under their wings. And I shall write on it--" She grew crimson. "A cradle-song," she finished softly. He n...

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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.1889 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. It had rained heavily in the night, with thunder and lightning, but nature seemed to have no mind to-day to carry o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217219365

ISBN - 13:9780217219365

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