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In Durance Vile, and Other Stories: And Other Stories (Short Story Index Reprint Series)

Duchess, Hungerford, Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

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ISBN 10: 0836932609 / ISBN 13: 9780836932607
Published by Ayer Co Pub, 1903
Condition: Good
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Title: In Durance Vile, and Other Stories: And ...

Publisher: Ayer Co Pub

Publication Date: 1903

Book Condition:Good

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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.1885 Excerpt: ... MOONSHINE AND MARGUERITES. CHAPTER I. "my Love She's But A Lassie Yet." "It's a tremendously good thing for her," says Mr. Wilding. "She's got the match of the season. There she is, standing over there. Do you see? Little girl in white, with daisies all over her." "Eh? Oh, yes," says Sir George, looking in quite the contrary direction at an overblown young thing of thirty or thereabouts,--not to be uncharitable. "Not there, my dear fellow. There!" "Eh? Oh, yes, of course," says Sir George, in exactly the same tone. "Why, she's a child!" "Barely seventeen. But her people put her up first chance on account of her remarkably fine eyes and the six sisters yet to come. Ponsonby's got a lot of money, and looks as if he adores her." "He does," says Sir George, staring at the young beauty's present partner,--a stalwart Mephistopheles, who is decidedly epris with her; "but she don't look as if she adored him,--eh?" 199 "That isn't her fiancee. He is lounging against the door-way on your right, talking to that tall dark girl in yellow,--Miss Nugent." "Why on earth can't he talk to his own girl?" says Sir George, testily, who is growing angry at his many mistakes. Mr. Wilding laughs. "Miss Nugent was very near being that," he says. "She is his cousin, an heiress in her own right, and, I dare say, the girl he would have married but for the beaux yeux of that little baby over there. The Ponsonbys had it all arranged. It's just another case of 'man proposes,' you know." "You haven't told me the baby's name," says Sir George, who has never taken his eyes off her since first they fell on her. "Disney,--Alys Disney." "Her costume suits her. Is she a Marguerite?" "Not Goethe's Marguerite," says Wilding, coldly and with a half-frown. "I meant nothing half so indelicate, belie...

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