The Dark Colleen; A Love Story

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byHarriett Jay

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ...until they became quite bulged, her good humor increased most miraculously, while from her little glass box, known as the treasury, Madame watched her with satisfaction marked in every lineament of her ancient face. And though this occupation of hers drew upon her head sundry uncharitable remarks from her sisterhood, Euphrasie could afford to smile and nod her golden head with the utmost possible indifference. Being well versed in worldly wisdom, she knew, none better, that a woman who possesses the power of charming men cannot hope to charm women also; so being a sensible girl, she reigned supreme in the sphere allotted to her, ana never dreamed of mourning for that which she could not by any possibility obtain. It was little wonder that Captain Bisson, fond as he was of female loveliness and civilized creature-comforts, made his way regularly every evening to the cafe" of the Fleurde-Lys, and having the most comfortable seat in the room allotted to him, smoked his cigar and watched in halfdreamy pleasure the graceful movements of the girl. To his share fell Euphrasie's brightest smiles, and when she was not otherwise engaged she would take a seat beside him, and prattle away in her shrill but well-modulated voice in a manner most likely to interest a person of his tastes. But such dreamy pleasures were not destined to last. Time sped on very quickly. His stay in Hantour had already extended considerably beyond the. allotted time, and the arrangements connected with the new " Hortense" had already been completed more than a week. The vessel lay in Hantour harbor manned with her crew and loaded with her cargo, and only waiting the captain's pleasure to sail. So one night, instead of repairing to the cafe" as usual, he went from the shipp...

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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. 1877 Excerpt: ...until they became quite bulged, her good humor increased most miraculously, while from her little glass box, known as the treasu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217894046

ISBN - 13:9780217894043

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