Which Shall It Be? by Annie French HectorWhich Shall It Be? by Annie French Hector

Which Shall It Be?

byAnnie French Hector

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1866. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. The day after Mrs. John's ball, Madeline and Miss Foster removed to Richmond. This was a very happy period. There was an internal spring and revival in Madeline's heart, which would have strengthened her to endure sorrow, how much then of additional sunshine it lent to her pleasant surroundings may be imagined. Auburn Lodge was an old-fashioned house; its entrance was a wide low door in the roadside wall, which admitted into a long porch. Within was the hall door proper; this was the back of the house. In front a small velvetlike lawn studded with a few flower-beds, and shaded by large trees at the sides, sloped to the river. It was a roomy, unpretending house, with bay-windows and innumerable cupboards, and had lately been renovated for some expected inmate with a good deal of taste. The old-fashioned furniture supplemented harmoniously; the windows draperied with clean, cool-looking chintz, and the fireplaces decorated with coloured tiles. It was a warm, elderly-looking, red-brick house; the rubicund front softened and partly covered with clematis. To Madeline it seemed at once a splendid domain and a paradise! Then it was charming to be received by two exquisitely neat, good-looking, young women, in caps quite as dainty as grandma's parlour-maid wore, with the deference due to a mistress--to sit down to a simple but elegantly served little dinner, and after to inspect the careful putting away of a very considerable stock of pretty dresses and clothes in the wardrobes and chests of drawers by Mademoiselle Celine, who gently, but decidedly, disapproved the change of residence. Then it was equally delightful to examine into the state of Miss Foster's accommodation, and see that she had all possible comforts, and felt herself at home. "Was it n...
Title:Which Shall It Be?Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217147437

ISBN - 13:9780217147439