Miss Livingston's Companion; A Love Story Of Old New York

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byMary C. Johnson Dillon

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... VI PESTILENCE AND STORM GREET MY ARRIVAL IT took some time to get our big boat alongside the wharf and safely moored there with dropped anchors and strong cables over the pier heads, and while the sailors were bringing the great ship to with much shouting and weird chanting, after the manner of sailors, I stole a glance at Mademoiselle Desloge. Her cheek was burning, as I had expected to find it, but when, feeling my eyes on her, no doubt, she turned quickly toward me, there was in her glance neither overwhelming confusion nor pained embarrassment, both of which I had dreaded to meet. Indeed, I could not be quite sure what her expression meant, and I fear the confusion and embarrassment were mine, when she said in a tone so low that in all the bustle about us no one else could hear: "Did I not tell you it was neither right nor fitting, Sir Lionel?" Was that a teasing smile that for a moment curled her scarlet lips? Was that a saucy twinkle in her glorious dark eyes? And was she laughing at my discomfiture? I answered her with dignity: "If I can be of any assistance to Mademoiselle Desloge in disembarking I hope she will command me; it is at least as right and fitting for me to offer her my services as for the great Hamilton." She did not answer but turned quickly away to hide some emotion, for the glimpse of her cheek turned from me, the slender neck and daintily set ear, were all a rosy red, but whether from distress or merriment I could not be sure. And what cared I which it was, I said to myself indignantly. What mattered to me the vagaries of a French lady's maid, born coquette and practised in the wiles of coquetry? and I turned once more to watch the preparations for landing. The cables had been caught and the nooses slipped over the pier heads and ...

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... VI PESTILENCE AND STORM GREET MY ARRIVAL IT took some time to get our big boat alongside the wharf and safely moored there wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217236480

ISBN - 13:9780217236485

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