Ismay's children by May LaffanIsmay's children by May Laffan

Ismay's children

byMay Laffan

Paperback | February 8, 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.1887 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V 'The worthless peasants bargain for their wives, As market men for oxen, sheep, or horse, Marriage is a matter of more worth, Than to be dealt in by attorneyship.' While Marion Mauleverer, light and graceful as a young fawn, was springing from tuft to stone and from stone to tuft, courting danger, and in the lightness of her heart setting herself to perform feats of leaping on her way across the osier field, the person to whom the twisted-up note had been conveyed was, in obedience to the behests therein expressed, preparing to carry them out. Miss Honor Quin was one of the most remarkable persons in Barrettstown, and certainly one of the most important. She was about twenty years of age, short and rather thick-set of figure, with good features, plenty of blonde hair, and light eyes, which had always an expression of anger in them; whether this was that they were intelligent and bright, or that the eyebrows overhung them too closely, could not be said, but so it was--Honor Quin's eyes had always a spark in them. Stolidity was the leading characteristic of her countenance, which was as yet too youthful to betray those lines which nature, year by year, writes for whoever studies her caligraphy. She was buttoning her gloves, standing on the threshold of her father's shop. Having fastened the last button, she took a comprehensive look all round her, up and down the street, taking in the windows of the bank, the doctor's house, the attorney's. Then she shook out her skirt, and was about E to start when a voice behind called 'Honor!' suddenly. She turned round so suddenly as to bring her into collision with a pile of goods loosely heaped on either side of the door. A couple of dozen tea-kettles all fastened together by a string, which in its turn depend...
Title:Ismay's childrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217840485

ISBN - 13:9780217840484