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The Little Beloved (Paperback): Walter Lionel George
The Little Beloved (Paperback): Walter Lionel George

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Walter Lionel George

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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. 1914 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE BETROTHED We remained all three as motionless as a tableau vivani. I was in the hall, face to face with Edith; behind me, in the doorway, I could feel Mr. Lawton. Details crowded upon me, Edith, as rigid as if she had been petrified, in a gown of white muslin, with little knots of roses circling the hem--the flowered wallpaper--the big, modern Lowestoft bowl full of visiting cards. Then Mr. Lawton spoke. "Edith what are you doing here?" She did not reply. "Go up to your room at once." Mr. Lawton spoke in low, hurried tones, and a diabolical pleasure filled me as I realised that the fear that the servants had not gone to bed hung heavy over him. But, then, we were in England: the first thing to do was to avoid a scene. Edith was not, on her part, going to make a scene either; she looked up and said, quite calmly, in a strained voice: "I wanted to see you, father, so I came down. All the others are in bed." "You can see me to-morrow morning," said Mr. Lawton, rather harshly. Then I joined in. A sense almost of the theatre urged me to have the matter out at once. "Look here, Mr. Lawton," I said, "we both know what this means. Edith knew that I was asking leave to marry her; she came down to know your decision. There's nothing very wonderful in that. Well, I can tell you, Edith; your father refuses. He does not think me good enough" "I have told you that that is not the point, Cadoresse, but I'm not going over it again. Now, Edith, go to your room." Anger filled me, and I spoke quickly, fearing that Edith would obey: she might, for most English girls have been kicked into the gutter by their fathers and told by their mothers that it is ladylike to sit in it. "No, Edith, don't go. Let's have it out. Your father refuses his con...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Walter Lionel George
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 126
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-95703-1
Barcode: 9781150957031
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-95703-4

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