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Hills And Plains; A Very Old Story


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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. FINI. To lie under the green shade, say of a lime-tree in midsummer in England, scenting the fragrance of its slender yellow blossom, listening to the musical hum of hives full of bees busy in the midst of it, looking out coolly at the hot sunshine, and over a landscape of green and yellow, spreading far before one, sprinkled with squat village churches, and red factory chimneys, seems to people, considering it 15,000 miles off, not an unpleasant occupation. Judging from the expression of his face, this Stapleton, Captain of Buffadars, lying under such circumstances with an open letter beside him on the grass appears to enjoy it very much. The enemy's yataghans have relieved him of his right arm; but how much have they given him in place of it? A grim, childless, wealthy uncle, who hath sworn that the line shall not die out, who would not hear of his going a maimed soldier to India any more--who insisted upon hearing of his defcts and difficulties, and upon ridding him of the same--who, seeing him still clouded inquired further, and heard at last of the lady in the case. The old gentleman, having several excellent connections iu his eye for this heir of his, would have put. the lady out of the case altogether; but this our captain would not hear of, not for all the Staple Parks and their belongings in England. So that at last he was duly empowered by this uncle, to write two letters, one to Mrs. Ochter, the other, enclosed in the first, to Esther. The replies to which our Stapleton has just read, and most gratifying he has found them. He will return to India once more, but only to bring away a bride. Mrs. Ochter will prefer to remain in India to look after her properties, to see Gertrude happily married. Louisa will accompany Esther as far as ...
Title:Hills And Plains; A Very Old StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217484735

ISBN - 13:9780217484732