Orioles' Daughter

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byJessie Fothergill

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. On the following morning, just as Minna was preparing to go out to her studio there came a tap on the door, followed by the entrance of Fulvia. "I am so sorry, signora," said she. "Mamma has sent me to say that I shall not be able to go with you today. We are to go out, she and I, and Signor Marchmont. We shall be out all day, and we shall be busy for several days." She spoke listlessly and mechanically, without a trace of spirit or animation. "Oh, I am sorry. What makes you so busy?" "My trousseau," replied Fulvia, coldly. "Your trousseau! Why--has there--is anything settled?" "I am to be married in the middle of April, in a month from now. And it seems I am to be dressed up for it like our Blessed Lady for a Festa." She looked drearily round the room; her face was pale, her lips looked drawn and dry. She went up to the cage where the canaries now flourished exceedingly in the comfort of Minna's room, and on the good food which she gave them, and mechanically brushed some grains of seed from the cloth into her hand, dropped them into the fender before the stove, and stood there as if not knowing what to do next. Minna also did not know what to do, and was filled with impotent rage at her own want of power or inventiveness, or whatever it might be. The dreadful thing was coming nearer and nearer, and not a glimpse appeared in the horizon of any weapon or means of warding it off. After a moment's pause, during which all kinds of wild ideas and speculations rushed through her brain Minna asked, abruptly, "Fulvia, mia, tell me something. I have a good reason for asking you. When you first told me of this thing you said your mother was in debt, and that Mr. Marchmont was going to pay her debts." "Yes, it is quite true,"--Fulvia nodded. "I heard th...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. On the following morning, just as Minna was preparing to go out to her studio there came a tap on the door, follow...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217523226

ISBN - 13:9780217523226

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