Little Mother America

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHelen Fitzgerald Sanders

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER FOURTEEN. When Meri regained consciousness, the past, so long blotted out in oblivion, was revealed to her. The sight of her brother Maurice, appearing suddenly before her, like a wan and restless ghost, together with the miniatures of her father and mother, had struck some dormant nerve-center, some potent spring of memory. And in one all-encompassing and overwhelming flash she remembered. With that memory a flood of emotions rushed over her; a great tenderness for the loved ones she had lost. How could she ever atone to Maurice, her devoted brother, for her first Sphinx-like silence? In the reaction she wept over him, petted him, clung to him frenziedly. She wanted to hear all that he had to tell and yet she dreaded what those tidings might be. When she summoned sufficient strength, she said: "Maurice,--you have much to tell me. / want to know,--everything." Eugene left them alone together. This was a part of Meri that did not belong to him. He had the feeling of an intruder. He reflected that this was not his Meri at all, as a matter of fact, but la comtesse Claire Leonie Celestine Honoree Genevieve de Belleville, a noblewoman of Belgium! He could not remember the silly and interminable lingo 201 of titles and names that the comte Maurice de Belleville had poured ecstatically in his ear. He felt dogged resentment against this interloper, her brother, who had come to awaken Meri out of her simple dream of happiness. She might never be the same. She might revert to type! She might become a snob I A comtesse of noble lineage might feel that he, Eugene Franchet, a plain American working man, one of the common people, with no claim however remote to aristocracy, was not good enough to be her husband. Well, she could choose. He rode over to Roy's pla...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER FOURTEEN. When Meri regained consciousness, the past, so long blotted out in oblivion, was revealed to her. The sight ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217508278

ISBN - 13:9780217508278

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