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The Old Courtyard (Paperback) Loot Price: R284 Discovery Miles 2 840
The Old Courtyard (Paperback): Katharine S. Macquoid
The Old Courtyard (Paperback): Katharine S. Macquoid

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The Old Courtyard (Paperback)

Katharine S. Macquoid

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: she went back to her stew-pans. Elodie was, however, still sore with Madame de Vos, and she therefore gave a sharp scolding to the man and the maid who served under her, and who had been idling during her short absence. chapter{Section 4CHAPTER II. ROSALIE DE VOS. Plash, plash went the diamond drops of the fountain; the canaries sang louder than ever, and the gold fish seemed to be listening, for they came to the top of the water and opened their wide mouths as if to say, " Bravo." Presently the glass door opened again; this time it was not old Madame de Vos who came out into the sunshine. It was a fair, plump, but well-grown maiden, with golden hair wreathed in abundant plaits round her pretty little head. A very sweet and blooming creature?the bloom and sweetness of seventeen, that indescribable and sparkling charm of youth which fades so quickly, which a little extra sunshine withers out of the spring flowers. The soft, liquid-blue eyes, the delicate peach-tinted cheeks, the smooth white texture of the round throat with its exquisite creases, the firm, rosy lips,?all told of youth in its first freshness, and in Rosaliede Vos of youth conscious of its own beauty and eager to try its power. She looked about her, then, gathering a sprig of fuchsia, she fastened it at her throat, and with a soft sigh of content she seated herself in the corner of one of the arbors. " It is nice to be at home again," she said to herself. " Why, I was only twelve years old when I went to Bruges; what a baby I was;" she sat smiling, looking prettier than ever as a little roguish dimple showed on her cheek. " Home is certainly not so dull as our convent was. But, dear me, it might be much livelier, oh, ever so much. Why need our rooms be shut off from the rest of the house so that we ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Katharine S. Macquoid
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-09793-2
Barcode: 9780217097932
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-09793-6

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