My imperialist neighbour, and other stories

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byHenrietta A. Duff

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... DULCIE BRAND. A Sketch in Black and White. In Two Parts. PART I. 'Twas a green and easy world, As she took it; room to play, Though one's hair might get uncurled At the far end of the day. Mrs. Browning. HE was not very pretty. She was not very wise. She was not of much importance to anyone in the world. She had no mother, or brother, or sister. She was only Dulcie. Dulcibella was a long name for such a little person. Her father had discovered the name among the dry, withered old branches of his family tree, and had bestowed it upon his little daughter. Her mother had been distressed at its length, and had proposed modifying it to Ella. Her aunt, who owned to Italian proclivities, suggested Bella. The child, however, soon took the matter into her own hands. She called herself Dulcie! There were not many other people to call her so--poor little Dulcie! Her mother died before the little daughter with the long name had learnt to crow at the sound of her voice. Her aunt married a scamp of an Italian singing-master, and vanished from the face of society. Her father might as well have been dead and buried too, for all little Dulcie saw of him. He was a learned man, and sat all day long among his books and papers. So poor little Dulcie was a lonely little maid indeed. She was not an unhappy little maiden, though. On the contrary, she was the blithest, bonniest baby that ever rolled herself on the green grass, or ran a race after a butterfly. She lived with her father in a quaint little house overlooking the liver. This little house had probably at one time formed the lodge to a larger house, standing further back among the trees. There was a private way between the two, and a gate at one end. It was never used, however, and the gate was quite...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... DULCIE BRAND. A Sketch in Black and White. In Two Parts. PART I. 'Twas a green and easy world, As she took it;...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217240143

ISBN - 13:9780217240147

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