Old Styles's by Henry SpicerOld Styles's by Henry Spicer

Old Styles's

byHenry Spicer

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... OLD STYLES'S. It wasn't at all jolly at home (said Master Balfour, with a sigh) after mamma died. That occurred when I was about four. Somehow, my governor and I didn't pull together at all. Before--before the time I spoke of--I take it we had rubbed on pretty well; for I don't remember any rows, and can hardly call to mind having even seen him--except once--though of course I had, for my nursery was next to the room he made his study. Mamma I never forgot. I have seen her hundreds of times, since she died--in dreams--and once besides.... at Sienna, It's true. I'll tell you presently. But I must describe her a little first. Mamma was always in white, and had light chestnut hair, that glistened in the sun, and might have trailed on the ground as she walked. One day, while laughing and playing with me, she untied a blue fillet that went round her head, and regularly wrapped me up in a soft, scented cloud of curls. I was screaming B with delight at mamma's bright idea, when the door dashed open, and in stalked the governor. "Why -- where is he--the screeching monkey?" he asked, glaring round the room in astonishment. "Here, Philip," said mamma, with her pretty laugh; and she allowed my little round face to make a golden window in her hair. Papa showed his great white teeth (he never smiled in any other fashion), and strode away. I never remember him distinctly again, until after that beautiful hair was dressed for its last pillow, and a white figure was lying in St. Stephen's aisle, with, over it, the effigy of a person making believe to cry, and this written: -- M. S. CONJTJGIS MLECTISSIJLE PERPETUUS! AMOHIS ET DESIDERII MONUMENTUM MARITUS HEu! SUPERSTES. P. C. You want to know how I saw her at Sienna. It was soon after I joined the "Armadillo," then cruising in t...
Title:Old Styles'sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217244017

ISBN - 13:9780217244015