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Demeter's Daughter (Paperback) Loot Price: R282
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Demeter's Daughter (Paperback): Eden Phillpotts
Demeter's Daughter (Paperback): Eden Phillpotts

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Demeter's Daughter (Paperback)

Eden Phillpotts

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII AARON CLEAVE displayed much interest in the approaching wedding of his son. Circumstances had conspired to wake dormant instincts in this man, and his life had opened upon new things and new attractions since his departure from the Moor and sojourn at a village. He had found work and was thatching corn-ricks, but he pursued his labours in desultory fashion, and the coming event in his family served as a excuse for idleness. Upon the whole, however, Alison marked a definite change in her husband since his advent at Holne. She rejoiced in it, and attributed it to the new environment, but not to the particular accident really responsible. He had grown nicer and more self-respecting in various directions. He developed a desire for money, and showed determination to make it. He reconsidered his clothes and his person. By taking thought he apparently reduced his age by ten years. He certainly became more energetic and cheerful. He helped his wife with greater industry, and grew less exacting and more sober. In this particular she had feared that Holne might prove too full of temptation; but, instead, the reverse, was manifest. While he patronized the " Church House" as of old, Aaron spent less money there. He became critical, too, and approved of Alison's efforts to make the new home comfortable. The quiet distinction she unconsciously sought did not please him, however. He held the home of Lavinia Hatch as the model to be copied. His ambition was for coloured pictures out of the journals, and these he collected where he was able for the decoration of his house. He bought garish glass and china also, and made many purchases at the shop of Mrs. Hatch. Alison rejoiced, and yet was mystified at her husband's transformation. "You be...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Eden Phillpotts
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-20045-3
Barcode: 9781230200453
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-230-20045-2

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