Under the old oaks; or, Won by love. By the author of 'Little Hazel'.

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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.1876 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE MOTHERLESS CHILDREN. u One cheering lesson seems impressed And taught by every'word,--How hearts whose echoes silent long No words of terror move, May answer from their inmost depths To the soft call of love." GRETCHEN, she is as beautiful as an angel!" The speaker was Max Ogilvie, as he rushed into his sister's room on the evening of his uncle and aunt's arrival at the castle. Gretchen raised herself in her bed, whither she was already ensconced for the night. "You have seen her then, Max? Do come and tell me all about her. Did she speak to you? and is she really as young as Aunt Hannah said 1" "Yes; I saw her, but not to speak to. She was just passing down the stair to go to supper, leaning on Uncle Jack's arm, and she looks very young--just like a girl; and she has dark, almost black, "SHE'S JUST LIKE AN ANGEL." 81 hair; and such lovely eyes, dark too, I am sure; and her lips were just like cherries: and, there now," said the boy, somewhat impatiently, "I can't describe her; but she's just like an angel, and you'll judge if I'm wrong. O Gretchen, if only I might play on the organ, I could tell you all about her; but Mr. Ross was not pleased with my Greek exercise to-day, and so he has forbidden me to touch it for a whole week. It is a great shame, for that punishes you as well as me. "Never mind about me, Max: but I don't quite understand about Aunt Edith being dark, and yet like an angel; for angels, you know, have always golden hair and blue eyes." "Have they 1" said Max, dreamily. "Yes, Max, always; at least in pictures." "Come now, Master Max, it's full time you were away to your own bed, and had left Miss Gretchen in peace: say good-night, and go." And as she spoke, Agnes Craig, the old nurse, took the boy by the arm to expedite his...

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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.1876 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE MOTHERLESS CHILDREN. u One cheering lesson seems impressed And taught by every'word,--How hearts whose echoes s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217414028

ISBN - 13:9780217414029

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