Recollections of a Scottish novelist

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLucy Bethia Walford

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX NAN: A SUMMER SCENE The London season being at its height, with all its turmoil and its witchery, can anyone spare a moment to notice a sad litde face peeping out of the window of a railway cab just driving into Paddington Station? The cab draws up at a long line of cabs, and the footman outside jumps down to open the door. Out steps Nan, bag and parasol in one hand, purse in the other; and very grave indeed she looks as she solemnly inquires the fare, and marches into the station, followed by Thomas. Can this shabby little creature be the butterfly who but yesterday fluttered and spread her wings among the gay crowds, gayest of all herself, full of busy idleness, bewildered enchantment, ecstasies of bliss and woe? Ah! poor child, her day was a short one and now it is over. It is hard to pass the pleasure-loving stream and go against it. To remember that a few hours before, she had felt herself--she, even she, child, sprite, insignificant drop in the bucket as she really was--to have been for the time transformed into a princess in fairyland, with all sorts of dreams, fancies, and possibilities hovering over her; and then suddenly to wake and find herself shaken up into a little red-haired girl going away into a hack-cab. Nan is dowdy, too, in her travelling costume. It is the same in which she came up to town six weeks before, and very neat and becoming she thought it then; but six weeks of fresh muslins, her new silk, and incessant smartness, have made the old grey seem dim. And then the heat of this June day. The finest and softest of white dresses abound in the park, and fans flutter, and parasols sway gracefully backwards and forwards. On her way to the station, Nan has passed carriage after carriage turning in thither,...

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX NAN: A SUMMER SCENE The London season being at its height, with all its turmoil and its witchery, can...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217748139

ISBN - 13:9780217748131

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