Pretty Mrs. Gaston, And Other Stories; And Other Stories by John Esten CookePretty Mrs. Gaston, And Other Stories; And Other Stories by John Esten Cooke

Pretty Mrs. Gaston, And Other Stories; And Other Stories

byJohn Esten Cooke

Paperback | January 9, 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. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. CONCLUSION. MY story is done, good friend. I have related it calmly--with no sobs, no tears, as you see. Why should I? I do not look back shuddering and moaning; because, from that dim region, a figure rises stretching toward me the softest and tenderest hands, smiling upon me with the kindest and most loving eyes-- consoling, and soothing, and whispering to me of fairer scenes in another existence. I think I am happy. You consider me sad sometimes, when I am only tranquil. The dim look in my eyes, which you often refer to with the solicitude of a friend, does not spring from sorrowful recollections--for I am thinking of Annie. All the grief and passion has disappeared--tranquillity and kindness remain. I enjoy many things--I do not keep away from my species. Dives invites me to dinner, and I go; and when Mrs. Grundy sends me word that a few friends will assemble at her residence on Thursday next, I put on a white waistcoat, and go up and fulfil my social duty, by talking to all the elderly ladies, and exchanging views with Mrs. Grundy upon the events and personages of the day, upon which occasions I generally hear a good deal to amuse me. As a contrast to this "high life," I entertain myself, as you know, with Lazarus, who is certainly a low fellow, I must admit; but he interests me. I have told you that I sometimes call at Miss Tabitha's, who certainly is an extraordinary likeness of a former friend of mine, long since dead--Mrs. Peters. As I retire, after one of these little evenings at Miss Tabitha's, I am apt to murmur to myself, "forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass agajnst us." To prove to you that I am not the sad, miserable old misanthrope and disappointed individual the world may think me--to show you that I am still ...
Title:Pretty Mrs. Gaston, And Other Stories; And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217790968

ISBN - 13:9780217790963