St. John's Wooing; A Story

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byMary Greenway Mcclelland

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... XIII A Couple of days passed eventlessly, and during them Judy recovered her tone and much of her customary light-heartedness. During the hours which immediately followed St. John's departure she had put herself on the rack of humiliation, and turned every conceivable thumb-screw and pulley by which amour propre might be tortured. She had applied unflattering epithets to her conduct, and decided, without appeal, that in blundering officiousness and besotted idiocy she was entitled to full graduate honors. She had poured out perfect libations of tears over the whole miserable situation, and over St. John's probable estimate of her. And then had suddenly bethought her of her own good intentions, and also of the look in St. John's eyes at the last. These reflections so cheered her that she took heart of grace to believe that, when St. John should calmly review the affair, enlightenment would come to him. Surely, if a man felt that way himself, he must understand that, if a woman felt that way, she could not possibly do that which she--Judy--had done. This was incoherent, but, apparently, satisfactory. When St. John should return, matters would adjust themselves comfortably once more. The prime factor in this return of cheerfulness was not, however, hard common-sense, but Mrs. Mitchel's baby, an engaging young person of eighteen months old, who was having a respite from the horrors of dentition, and, with true feminine philosophy, devoting the interim to enjoyment and the acquisition of accomplishments. She was a pretty little creature, and manifested a most flattering preference for Judy over every other woman at the hacienda, and as a natural consequence Judy became, for the nonce, her playmate and nurse. Merry romps the pair had on the gallery, and Judy ta...

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... XIII A Couple of days passed eventlessly, and during them Judy recovered her tone and much of her customary light-heartedness....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217561128

ISBN - 13:9780217561129

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