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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1891 Original Publisher: D. Appleton and co. Subjects: Fiction / Classics Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction / Romance / General Fiction / Romance / Contemporary History / United States / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER in. SOPHIE AND COBNELIA ENTER INTO A COVENANT. Cornelia left her father on the balcony, she danced up-stairs, and chasse-ed on tiptoe up to the door of Sophie's room. There she stopped and knocked. Somehow or other, nobody ever went into that room without knocking. It never entered any one's head to burst in unannounced. The door was an unimposing- looking piece of deal, grained by some village artist into the portraiture of an as yet undiscovered kind of wood, and considerably impaired in various ways by time. It could not have been the door, therefore. Nor was the bolt ever drawn, save at certain hours of the morning and night. Sophie was not an ogre, either. Cornelia, who was very trying at times, would have found it hard to recall an occasion when Sophie had answered or addressed her sharply or crossly. If she exerted any influence, or wielded any power, it was not of the kind which attends a violent or morose temper. But no vixen or shrew, how terrible soever she may be, can hope at all times or from all people to meet with respect or consideration ; while to Sophie Valeyon the world always put on its best face and manner, secretly wondering at itself the while for being so well-behaved. As to the affair of knocking, Sophie herself had never said a word about it, one way or another. She always took it as a matter of course; indeed, had she been loquacious on the subject, or insist...
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