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Gold Elsie, from the Germ. of E. Marlitt Tr. by A.L. Wister (Paperback) Loot Price: R370
Discovery Miles 3 700
Gold Elsie, from the Germ. of E. Marlitt Tr. by A.L. Wister (Paperback): Eugenie John
Gold Elsie, from the Germ. of E. Marlitt Tr. by A.L. Wister (Paperback): Eugenie John

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Gold Elsie, from the Germ. of E. Marlitt Tr. by A.L. Wister (Paperback)

Eugenie John

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "What can you be thinking of, Lorenz? You grow very thoughtless. This infirmity has grown upon you of late." With these words, she bustled out, and the old man quietly followed. He replied not one word to her harsh reproof, --only contracted his bushy, gray eyebrows, so that his honest eyes almost disappeared. The others remained looking at each other in astonishment, when the doctor entered. He made a profound, comical obeisance to his wife, and said solemnly: "In consideration of the fact that Fraulein von Quittelsdorf has just had the clemency to unite us again as closely as by the priestly blessing fifteen years ago, I am content still further to endure the conjugal yoke, and particularly on this day to enjoy by your side, and, cherished by your tender care, O true and faithful spouse, all the delights prepared for us " "My dear husband, what do you mean?" cried his wife, laughing. "Pardon me, --I mean nothing at all. Ah, I see you have not heard Fraulein von Quittelsdorf's directions. What a pity I am then compelled to inform you that every married couple here present, whether now upon a war footing or otherwise, must repair, Within the next quarter of an hour, to the convent tower in the forest, where a rural festival will be held. There it will be your duty to provide me with as much to eat and drink as my soul may desire, and in every way to attend upon my wishes, after the pattern of the famous Penelope. But that the unmarried men who are present in large numbers may have no reason to complain, --that their mouths also may be filled, --a sort of lottery has been ingeniously devised. Every unmarried lady is .provided with a slip of paper, upon which stands written the name of some unmarried man, and it is left to Cupid and Fate either to unite or to separat...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Eugenie John
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-44535-4
Barcode: 9781150445354
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-44535-1

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