Riverston (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGeorgiana Marion Craik

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVT. A SUMMER EVENING. " When does your uncle come? " " To-morrow, I believe. We expect to hear certainly in the morning." It was after dinner, and Sydney sat sketching in the bow window. She did not often paint in the evenings, but I had suggested that she should attempt the portrayal of some sunset colours, and, as the sky gave promise of a warm glow this evening, she had brought her drawing materials downstairs, and was now at work on a group of elmtrees, whose green wreathed branches were deepdyed with the splendour of a red declining sun. " It is eleven years since I have seen him," Mr. Kupert said. " I shall be heartily glad to meet him again." No response from Sydney: to her mind gladness at seeing Mr. Kingsley was an idea hard to be entertained. " He will hardly recognize me, I suppose. These years must have made much more change in me than in him. " I don't believe they have made the least change in him: as far back as I can remember, he has always been the same: he never seems to me to grow one year older or younger." " Yes--I suppose you can remember little change in him; but to my mind two very different pictures are presented when I call up the image of Mr. Kingsley as he was at my first and last meeting with him." I felt an inclination to ask in what this difference lay; but it struck me that my question might be an intermeddling in what I had no business with, and I therefore held my tongue. I was rewarded presently for my self-denial. " I suppose he was quite a young man when you first saw him," Sydney said. " Yes--he was not more than three or four and twenty. It was before that cruel blow fell upon him." Sydney's head started up--her eyes full of broad amazement. " What blow? What do you mean? " " I thought you knew that story." ...

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVT. A SUMMER EVENING. " When does your uncle come? " " To-morrow, I believe. We expect to hear certainly in the morni...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217278507

ISBN - 13:9780217278508

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