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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ..."Am I disengaged?--then
yes," returns she, thoughtlessly. "You are engaged to me for the
next," interferes Ponsonby at this moment, in a dull but hurried
tone which he strives hard to relieve from a suspicion of offence.
"Yes? Is it? But of course. I quite forgot. The next, then, Sir
George, for which I am free, which will be the fourteenth, --if we
stay so long. You see," bending slightly toward him with a
childish, restless movement, "I never put down Mr. Ponsonby's
name." "I quite understand," says Sir George with a gesture of the
hand and a smile. And then the interview is over, and Miss Disney
is in her lover-'s arms, waltzing languidly to the strains of the
band sent down to the castle from town. He cuts the dance somewhat
short, and draws her, not unwillingly, to the open window of a room
that, leading to the balcony, is suggestive of an easy descent by
stone steps to the pleat-aunce beneath. Into the night and into the
slumberous garden he leads her, where mignonette and late sweet
roses give forth unconscious perfume to the drowsy air. A pale
young moon is hanging in the heavens above, her beams falling
tenderly upon the sleeping earth. Ever and anon a fieecy cloud
glides over her, threatening to blot her from her place; but again,
ere doubt has time for growth, it hurries on, and, --Melting like a
wreath of snow, it hangs In folds of wavy silver round, and clothes
The orb with richer beauties than her own, --Then, passing, leaves
her in her light serene. "Do you feel the softness of the air?"
says the girl, turning to him with a touch of impulsive gladness in
her tone. "I like a garden at midnight, and I like the country
better than the town....
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