Mine Own Familiar Friend

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byFanny Charlotte Montgomery

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. "rpHAT'S done," had been the quiet ejacu-lation of Mrs. Oswald as her visitor departed. There was no vanity in the exclamation; no exultant feelings at having mastered the man who might have bullied her. It was her habit, and the long use of it had deadened triumph. She could always do it when she chose--at least, she had never been known to fail; and now once more she had gained her point quite as far as she had expected to do. Adelaide was free to come to her house as much as she liked. The question of her not meeting Falkener had been trusted to her keeping and observance; and for all the rest Mr. Snowden was her very humble servant, and ready at any moment to be her slave. She knew very well she had only to raise her finger to bring him, grey hairs, and money-bags, and coffeefields, all to her feet. Meanwhile she could befriend Adelaide--act as go-between for her and Falkener, and watch the lucky moment when a reconciliation with the father might be effected. She would do the work honestly by poor Adelaide, and be her best friend. And it was not unpleasant to have such good reasons for encouraging Charles Falkener's visits. She did not know herself well enough--for with all her experience of life there was many an unexplored corner in her own heart, the closed door of which she passed day after day and left unopened--to be fully aware of how precious the thought of his frequent visits was becoming to her. She had very serious intentions of marrying again, but she had not yet set herself to make any selection as to whom she would take. And probably she thought, as she certainly would have said had she been asked, that Mr. Snowden had as good a chance as any other man. There was as little introspection in her nature as ...

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. "rpHAT'S done," had been the quiet ejacu-lation of Mrs. Oswald as her visitor departed. Ther...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217238076

ISBN - 13:9780217238076

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