The White Hound by Frances Forbes-robertson HarrodThe White Hound by Frances Forbes-robertson Harrod

The White Hound

byFrances Forbes-robertson Harrod

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Rene awoke on the morrow alert and wide-eyed to a consciousness of impending evil, of powers closing round her that would prove overwhelming. Her father had been disturbed by the knowledge of the bank's failure in a way that suggested, in his despair, almost an animal at bay. She saw clearly that the calamity of their lost fortune was to have issues of a more sinister kind than the mere loss of money. She felt that her father would be sacrificed and all her being revolted against this. She must shelter him. She must see to it that the weight did not fall upon him. She must come between him and her mother and sisters, yet she was to spare them too! She became confused before so impossible a battle. Happily at breakfast they hardly noticed her. Hester threw out some question as to what she had thought of Mark Grey, and Mrs. Malleson answered for her with a witty rejoinder; she had stroked the girl's hair as she passed to her place and had then become absorbed in her letters. Evelyn was silent. Now and then she lifted her drooping eyelids and glanced at Rene, a faint smile curving her lips; she was thinking of the painter. Rene did not raise her eyes when her father came into the room, a little late as was his habit, she dared not, and yet when at last she threw a look across the table she found he was serenely plodding through some pamphlet from a Zoological Society. For a moment he looked at her reassuringly, she all but heard him murmur, "It's nothing, my Rene, we'll get through," his eyebrows ironically raised, a signal she knew so well. She wanted to shout, "Oh! it's all right, it's all right, as if we aren't going to manage!". Something of confidence stole through her when a shadow fell across the window which opened out to the front garden...
Title:The White HoundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217287271

ISBN - 13:9780217287272