The Heir Of Charlton; A Novel

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byMay Agnes Fleming

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... not these pink roses go exquisitely with this shade of blue? I am afraid my charming toilet will be thrown away on poor Captain Dick." Dot's elfish laugh sounds mqre shrill than usual. "He snubbed me unmercifully one night, not long ago--it is my turn now." CHAPTER X. THE END OF THE FAIRY TALE. LOOM has fallen upon the Charlton household. It is so dark at half-past six, the dinner hour, that i they are forced to light the gas. Miss Charlton has a headache, and does not appear. Captain Ffrench comes in late, and manfully does his best to seem as usual, but the effort is not the success it deserves to be. Vera's eyes, in their wistful brown beauty, rest on him, full of mingled admiration and compassion. She thinks of the Spartan boy and his cloak, and the wolf gnawing at his vitals--or was it a fox? The race of Spartans is not extinct, for here is Captain Dick essaying cheerful commonplaces, and sipping veuve rfiquot, as though he liked both, bearing himself as bravely as though his heart had not just been broken. Dora shines with abnormal brilliancy, her blue eyes flash, her delicate cheeks flush, her shrill laugh rings out; she rallies Captain Dick until he burns to shy his dinner-plate at her. She is a social meteor, quite dazzling in fact, and Mr. Charlton, looking and listening admiringly, wonders what the house will be like when she is gone. After dinner Vera goes to the piano. She is fond of music, and the evening is the only time cool enough for so much exertion. Mechanically, Dick follows her, and leans with folded arms upon the instrument, staring in a blank sort of way at a picture on the wall above it. It is Cenci; and the dusk prophetic face, with its haunting, wistful eyes, reminds him somehow of Vera herself. He is glad to get away from Dora;...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... not these pink roses go exquisitely with this shade of blue? I am afraid my charming toilet will be thrown away on poor Captai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217117449

ISBN - 13:9780217117449

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