Wild weather by Emma Caroline WoodWild weather by Emma Caroline Wood

Wild weather

byEmma Caroline Wood

Paperback | February 8, 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.1872 Excerpt: ... Maiden, who had heard it before from her mother. Gabrielle wished that Noel could know that she was going to do such a wonderful thing as to go to school--wonderful for her. She would have liked to have written to the lad to tell him, but her handwriting was very illegible unless confined between two strong straight lines, and then a word and a half occupied the breadth of the page, and it was such a bother to rule the lines, which never would go straight. Maiden had been very tearful. She was thinking of what her mother had said of the difference of rank; that Gabrielle would never play with her again in the hollows of the rocks; nor dress up their caverns with long strips of flounced seaweed, nor float the red bunches on to Purity's plates till there was scarcely one left for the small household, that when the branches were dry they should be placed flat in books to look pretty. I regret to say that Purity's Bible had been used as a press for these crimson beauties of the sea; and Purity, when she read the holy book every Sunday afternoon had to place them all in Leviticus, which she seldom turned to, finding it dull. Gabrielle used for the purpose Parkinson's 'Botany,' which seemed more appropriate, where the specimens were never disturbed, because Lady Ferndale knew the contents and those of Evelyn's 'Sylva' pretty well by heart. Maiden held Gabrielle's hand very tight, and when the young lady turned to go away, she walked with her nearly to the Grange. Then seized with a sudden shame of being supposed to force herself on Gabrielle's company, she said 'good-bye' quietly, and returned home with a swelling heart. Gabrielle, who had not heard of Purity's lecture to her daughter, was occupied by the thought of the great change of her life in going to school...
Title:Wild weatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217148832

ISBN - 13:9780217148832