The Heiress (volume 1); A Novel

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byEllen Pickering

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... acquaintance had commenced so early. Where had you found the magic belt to make you invisible, for I never suspected I had a spectator ; and where was your gallantry that you did not offer to assist. What with the outrageous merriment of the children at my inefficient blowing, and the wetness of the wood, I thought the fire would never have kindled." " I was in an out-house adjoining, in which the shower had induced me to seek shelter, and through a chink in the wall, watched your charitable exertions, so selfishly lost in admiration that I could not make up my mind to break the spell by offering assistance. Before the rain had ceased your carriage drove up. I hastened from my retreat to learn your name, but in my hurry fell over a faggot, and when I reached the door the carriage was out of sight. I made inquiries that night, but could learn nothing; and the next morning urgent business obliged me to proceed to London. Once again I saw you, and it seemed as if some act of kindness was ever to mark our interviews. As my friend Tyrrel was driving me through a small town in Dorsetshire, a child, in crossing the road, fell just before the horses. Tyrrel was attending to something else, and the child might have perished, had not you sprung forward and snatched the little thing almost from under the horse's feet. I just caught your look of delight as you gave the child to its mother; met your glance of reproach at our apparently unfeeling conduct; and then the horses becoming unmanageable, set off at full speed, and I saw you no more. The next day I could hear nothing concerning you. At length I gave up all hopes of meeting you again; yet still you lived in my thoughts. Judge then of my pleasure at seeing you in the church-yard. Pardon me when I own I had been watchin...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... acquaintance had commenced so early. Where had you found the magic belt to make you invisible, for I never suspected I had a spectato...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217083501

ISBN - 13:9780217083508

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