Hide-and-seek; Or, The Mystery Of Mary Grice. A Novel

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byWilkie Collins

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... sir, it used always to take two parties to play at a game of Hide-and-seek. Who in the world is seeking after little Mary, I should like to know?" Perhaps Mrs. Peckover's view of the case was the right one; or, perhaps, the extraordinary discretion observed by the persons who were in the secret of Madonna's history prevented any disclosure of the girl's origin from reaching her father or friends--presuming them to be still alive and anxiously looking for her. But, at any rate, this much at least is certain: Nobody appeared to assert a claim to Valentine's adopted child, from the time when he took her home with him as his daughter, to the time when the reader first made his acquaintance, many pages back, in the congenial sphere of his own painting-room.* CHAPTER VIII. MENTOR AND TELEMACHTTS. It is now some time since we left Mr. Blyth and Madonna in the studio. The first was engaged, it may be remembered, in the process of brushing up Bacchanalian Nymphs in the foreground of a Classical landscape. The second was modestly occupied in making a copy of the head of the Venus de' Medici. The clock strikes one--and a furious ring is heard at the house-bell. "There he is!" cries Mr. Blyth to himself; "there's Zack! I know his ring among a thousand; it's worse even than the postman's; it's like an alarm of fire!" Here Valentine drums gently with his maul-stick on the floor. Madonna looks toward him directly; he waves his hand round and round rapidly above his head. This is the sign which means "Zack." The girl smiley brightly, and blushes as she sees it. Zack is apparently one of her special favorites. While the young gentleman is being admitted at the garden-gate, there is a leisure moment to explain how he became acquainted with Mr. Blyth. * See note, p. 113. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... sir, it used always to take two parties to play at a game of Hide-and-seek. Who in the world is seeking after little Mary, I...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217221092

ISBN - 13:9780217221092

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