Off Lynnport Light; A Novel

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAugusta Campbell Watson

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Mrs. Lorrimer's Suspicions. JANE Weston stood silently by her sister's side for some moments after Ruth left them, then said, gently: "Mary, let me take you upstairs to your room. I will see this young man. You can trust me; I will be discreet." The old lady struggled feebly to her feet. Leaning on Jane's arm, she slowly crossed the room and ascended the staircase. When part way up, on the wide landing where the tall clock stood, with two high-backed, carved chairs beside it, she wearily seated herself, and looked wistfully from the oval window, which commanded a wide view of the sea and the lighthouse. "Jane," she said, " I am surely more feeble than I was last summer. I never had to rest on the landing before." "It is nothing, Mary; don't fret. This young man's visit has upset you." "Ah well! perhaps so." It happened that when Captain Hathaway and Ruth, some half an hour later, came slowly toward the house from the direction of the garden, Aunt Jane, grim and dignified, and Tetsy, fat and complacent, were awaiting them on the piazza. "Captain Hathaway," said Ruth, blushing, "my aunt, Miss Weston." Miss Weston bowed stiffly, her body erect like a ramrod, and her head merely bending a trifle forward. She gave the Captain a sharp glance from her shrewd eyes, then indicated by a motion of the hand that he was to seat himself in one of the chairs on the piazza. He did as she desired. Then an awkward pause ensued, which was broken in a most unexpected manner. Tetsy had been asleep, or presumably so, on a soft pillow placed upon a chair near by. When the Captain became seated our four-footed friend lifted himself erect, gave the visitor a keen glance, shook himself slightly, and slowly and laboriously descended from his bed. He crossed the floor, p...

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Mrs. Lorrimer's Suspicions. JANE Weston stood silently by her sister's side for some moments after Ruth left them,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217267882

ISBN - 13:9780217267885

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