The house of dreams-come-true

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byMargaret Pedler

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII "WILL YOU WALK INTO MY PARLOUR?" JEAN", sculling leisurely down the river which ran between Staple and Willow Ferry, looked around her with a little thrill of enjoyment--the sheer, physical thrill of youth unconsciously in harmony with the climbing sap in the trees, with the upward thrust of young green, with all the exquisite recreation of Nature in the spring of the year. April had been, as it too commonly is in this northern clime of ours, the merest travesty of spring, a bleak, cold month of penetrating wind and sleet, but now May had stolen upon the world almost unawares, opening with tender, insistent fingers the sticky brown buds fast curled against the nipping winds, and misting all the woods with a shimmer of translucent green. Overhead arched a sky of veiled, opalescent blue, and Jean, staring up at it with dreamy eyes, was reminded of the "great city" of the Book of Revelation whose "third foundation " was of chalcedony. This soft English sky must be the third foundation, she decided whimsically. But the occupation of sky-gazing did not combine well with that of steering a straight course down a stream whose width hardly entitled it to its local designation of "the river," and a few minutes later the boat's nose cannoned abruptly against the bank. As, however, to tie up somewhere under the trees which edged the water had been Jean's original intention, this did not trouble her overmuch, and discovering a gnarled stump convenient to her purpose, she looped the painter round it, collected the rug and a couple of cushions which she had brought with her, and established herself comfortably in the stern of the boat. Everyone else at Staple having engagements of one sort or another, she had promised herself a lazy afternoon in company wi...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII "WILL YOU WALK INTO MY PARLOUR?" JEAN", sculling leisurely down the river which ran between Staple and Willow Fer...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217117090

ISBN - 13:9780217117098

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