Grantley Manor, A Tale

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byGeorgiana Charlotte Fullerton)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. One morning that Margaret was at work in the drawing-room, and Mrs. Thornton was sorting worsteds at her side, Edmund Neville, whose eyes had been fixed upon some shades of grey as intently as if he, too, was about to shade the tail of a white cat, suddenly jumped up, and now rivetted his eyes on the entrance court, where Colonel Leslie was about to mount his horse. "Where is your father going so early?" he asked of Margaret. "To Lord Donnington's," she replied; " his place is fifteen miles off." Having lost sight of Colonel Leslie, who at a rapid pace had galloped down the avenue, Edmund now turned again to Margaret, and with a manner that was peculiar to himself, and which was at once as coaxing as a child's, and as despotic as a young autocrat's, said, looking earnestly into her face-- "I want to see the house. Come and show me all the house." "The kitchen and the cellars, I suppose?" asked Margaret, with a smile; "for you have seen all the rest." "No, indeed, I have not examined the pictures in the diningroom; and I have never been into the inner library, nor into your father's study. Come with me." "What an odd fancy," persisted Margaret. "Not at all an odd fancy, my love," observed Mrs. Thornton; "and, phrenologically speaking, I can perfectly account for it." Margaret who knew that her grandmother had been studying Combe during the last two days, instinctively wished to escape the threatened solution, and another impatient "Come" from Edmund was more effectual than the last, and both had reached the bottom of the stairs before Mrs. Thornton had recollected the exact phrenological bump by which she had intended to account for Mr. Neville's wish to see the house. To describe Edmund Neville (not phrenologically, but in common plain language) is wh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. One morning that Margaret was at work in the drawing-room, and Mrs. Thornton was sorting worsteds at her side, Edmund Nevi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217217915

ISBN - 13:9780217217910

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