The Wing-and-wing, Or, Le Feu-follet; A Tale

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJames Fenimore Cooper

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Ghita was not surprised either at the reproaches of her suitor or at his perseverance; and her conscience told her he uttered but the truth, in attributing to her the motives he had, in urging her uncle to make their recent change of residence; for, while a sense of duty had induced her to quit the towers, her art was not sufficient to suggest the expediency of going to any other abode than that which she was accustomed to inhabit periodically, and about which Raoul knew, from her own innocent narrations, nearly as much as she knew herself. "I can say no more than I have said already," the thoughtful girl answered, after Raoul had begun again to row. "It is hotter, on every account, that we should part. I cannot change my country; nor can you desert that glorious republic, of which you feel so proud. I am an Italian, and you are French; while, more than all, I worship my God, while you believe in the new opinions of your own nation. Here are causes enough for separation, surely, however favorably and kindly we may happen to think of each other in general." "Tell me not any more of the heart of an Italian girl, and of her readiness to fly to the world's end with the man of her choice!" exclaimed Raoul, bitterly. "I can find a thousand girls in Languedoc, who would make the circuit of the earth yearly, rather than be separated a day from the seamen they have chosen for their husbands." "Then look among the girls of Languedoc for a wife," answered Ghita, with a smile so melancholy that it contradicted her words. "Better to take one of your own nation and opinions, Raoul, than risk your happiness with a stranger, who might not answer all your hopes, when you came to know her better." "We will not talk further of this, now, dearest Ghita; my...

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Ghita was not surprised either at the reproaches of her suitor or at his perseverance; and her conscience told ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217401805

ISBN - 13:9780217401807

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