The story of Thyrza

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byAlice Brown

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... VI TROY TAVERN The neighbors said that Thyrza Tennant was changed. She had been a kind of a thinnish wisp of a girl, but now she was as handsome a creatur' as ever stepped. They could not know that this was chiefly because Andy McAdam had kissed her and Thyrza had answered in a solemn troth-plight, and that, although Andy had neither come back nor written her a word, she walked in a rich and stately dream, and held herself remote from lesser things. She had usually, though without definite intention, kept aloof from her girl mates. They wanted to talk about beaux and singing-school, and Thyrza invited no less exalted converse than such as might, at any minute, ripple round to Emerson's Essays or the "Everlasting Yea" of Carlyle. She read with fervor, chiefly what her mother called knowledge-books because, although novels, the poorest as well as the best, seemed all a delightful invitation, she had doubts whether they might not prove a waste of time. Great parcels of books came to her from week to week, often from publishers and again from the library of the old Gorse house at Longford, fifty miles away. This was the house that had belonged to Barton's mother, and now, while he was abroad, it was leased by the minister, and to him Barton had left the task of making studious selection of books for a learned young lady who meant to be great. All these books Thyrza was saving with care, for she knew they would some time go back on Barton Gorse's shelves; the few novels she carried, according to his orders, to the little circulating library where "Queechy" and "The Wide Wide World" made the top notch of excellence. It was this sedate reading which had set her apart from her mates; but now, in her new estate of happiness, she longed to be nearer them. It seemed...

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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. 1909. Excerpt: ... VI TROY TAVERN The neighbors said that Thyrza Tennant was changed. She had been a kind of a thinnish wisp of a girl, but now s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217398537

ISBN - 13:9780217398534

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