The Strange Story Of My Life (the Colonel's Daughter); A Novel

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Strange Winter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ..."You mean that she is gone?" "Yes, she has gone. And, Mrs. Hamlyn"--she drew me on one side--"if you have the chance of shipping that ayah of yours back to her own country again you had better do it. She looks to me very pinched and strange. If I were you I would get the princess to stop at Brindisi, and I would just put that lady on board the first P. and O. boat whether you find her a billet or not. I would send her back again without the delay of a single steamer." "You don't think that Ayah is--?" "I don't think Ayah looks well, Mrs. Hamlyn. If I were you I would send her home again. You will quite readily find a European maid to suit you, and she, poor soul, will not be really well until she is back in India again. I think that is everything I have to say to you. No, don't kiss me; it is kind of you, and I love you for it. I have loved you very dearly since I have been looking after you--very dearly; but I will kiss you when I meet you in Styria; I will kiss you twenty times then if you will let me. To-day I don't think you would be any the better for it, so I will ask you to say good-bye to me without it." She came to the side of the carriage, talking hopefully and cheerfully all the time, and with a last promise that, when her work was done, she would come straight to Ischelstein, she bade us her last farewell. As I said, I never saw Nurse Mordaunt again; I never saw the brave, gray eyes, the firm, smiling mouth, or felt again the touch of the cool, capable hands of that noble woman whom we left behind in fever-stricken Florestella. Nurse Mordaunt never finished her work there; on the contrary, the work finished her--but here I am running on a little too fast. To go on with my story as it all happened, the princess and I, within an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ..."You mean that she is gone?" "Yes, she has gone. And, Mrs. Hamlyn"--she drew me on one side--"if you have the c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217609767

ISBN - 13:9780217609760

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