The Colthorpe cousins, and other stories by Annie ThomasThe Colthorpe cousins, and other stories by Annie Thomas

The Colthorpe cousins, and other stories

byAnnie Thomas

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. CIRCUMSTANCES ARE FAVOURABLE. OUND and round the subject of Doris St Leger Miss Blane's mind revolved during the few remaining days. Something impelled her to write to the girl and resuscitate the memories of those spring afternoons when Miss Blane had loitered about in the loan gallery, watching pretty, bright, Doris's efforts to reproduce the 'Infant Samuel' or 'Innocence.' The experienced girl wrote very sensibly to the inexperienced one,--'Your mother knows that you know me, of course--and equally of course she knows who I am? If she feels no objection to our slight intimacy developing into a more lasting one, will she let you come and stay with me for a little time? Or, in case of her objecting to this, will she get me lodgings near you for a month? I love the country in midsummer, and always try to get into it. London is good enough for me at other times, but in balmy weather I want country air and sights and sounds. If you come and stay with me, it will be on Hampstead Heath or on the borders thereof. If I go and lodge near you, it will be a rare treat and diversion for me; for never since I left the country when my father died have I been in it with a friend to enjoy it with me.' 'I should think she's a thoroughly nice woman, and you shall ask her to come and stay with us,' Mrs St Leger said, when she read this letter. 'Mother, she's hardly a "nice woman"--she's more than that. Aunt Risdale and Aunt Amy are nice--' 'I'm not prepared to say that,' Mrs St Leger interrupted. 'But Miss Blane is more--and less! She fascinated me--she seemed so clever and independent and young; and yet she didn't do anything but just glide about and talk nonsense, and chaff with the students.' 'She has made a name, and she is a gentlewoman--that's enough for ...
Title:The Colthorpe cousins, and other storiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217579671

ISBN - 13:9780217579674