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. 1894 Excerpt: ...'Thank you so much. That is quite the sort of consent I like, and that is so rare to find--no fuss, or apologies, or foolish excuses and ...Read MoreThis 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. 1894 Excerpt: ...'Thank you so much. That is quite the sort of consent I like, and that is so rare to find--no fuss, or apologies, or foolish excuses and nonsense, but just the will to assist us, and the kindness of heart that prompts the will.' 'Perhaps you may not think me skilled enough, Mrs. Hillyard.' 'We will judge of that presently. Mr. Bilson is all impatience to hear you sing. There! the chorus is over. Come 1 in, Miss Austin, and let me introduce you to our worthy conductor.' To say Mildred was not at all nervous would be false. She knew some experienced judges were present--none perhaps more criticizing than the young ladies of Hillcross, who had been very much inclined to look down on Miss Austin. 'Was she not a mere stranger in the village, ' they said, 'who wore rather shabby mourning? Was she not always in close attendance on her invalid mother, and did she not decline to join in any amusement that was going on?' Mr. and Mrs. Howe and Dora were the only residents of the place who had called on the Austins, and that was because long ago Mr. Howe and Mr. Austin had been at college together. True, the vicar and his wife had paid more than one visit to Laurel Lodge, but they of course called on everybody. Though Mildred was a little timid at first, she determined to do her best, and when Mr. Bilson struck the opening chords of the anthem that was to be her test she stepped forward to his side. Her voice and musical talents had been carefully cultivated, for her father--who was passionately fond of music, and no mean performer himself--had spared neither trouble nor expense in having her well taught. When she began the beautiful words of Job, her spirits seemed to rise to the theme, and her clear voice, so pure, so fresh, so full, rang through the room amidst breat...Read Less
Fair. No Dustjacket. 255 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. The pages are clean and clearly legible although mildly yellowed throughout with foxed endpapers. The boards are mildly tanned along the spine with bumped corners and very thick rubbing on all sides.
Good + No Dustjacket. 8" Tall. 393 pages. The first story is A Winter Garment by Ida Lemon. No dustjacket. RAF blue background hardback binding with wear/frays to spine-ends and boards' corners-on front board is a picture of two young women sitting by a rustic fence in RAF-blue, brown and grey, one is reading a book-rubbed picture of part profile of a girl sitting on grass to spine with dulled gilt-coloured titles. Page-edges browned/greyed, ink writing and prize label dated 1913 to inside of front board, lightly foxed to endpapers o/w clean pages.
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