Excerpt: ...He Pg 129 owned to himself that he looked at her with a kind of shock. This Daisy Wilson's Daughter? This pale, dark, thin woman the child of that little, bright, curly-locked, golden-headed sister, whose face was as the sun, whose gay, rounded figure he had seen flitting before his eyes during all the weary years of his exile? It could scarcely be possible. Perhaps it was not possible? "I have come to see Mrs. Home," he began. "And I am Mrs. Home," answered the distinct, quiet voice. No, there was no hope; his ...
Excerpt: ...He Pg 129 owned to himself that he looked at her with a kind of shock. This Daisy Wilson's Daughter? This pale, dark, thin woman the child of that little, bright, curly-locked, golden-headed sister, whose face was as the sun, whose gay, rounded figure he had seen flitting before his eyes during all the weary years of his exile? It could scarcely be possible. Perhaps it was not possible? "I have come to see Mrs. Home," he began. "And I am Mrs. Home," answered the distinct, quiet voice. No, there was no hope; his Daisy's daughter was not in the least like her. Well, she was at least her child. He must take what comfort he could out of the relationship without the likeness. "You are Daisy's Wilson's child?" he said, and now again his hands were outstretched, and the smiles had returned to his face. But Mrs. Home, completely in the dark, rather startled than otherwise, made no gesture of welcome. Her hands were not held out, her lips remained unsmiling. "My mother's name was Wilson," she admitted. "Yes, it was Daisy Wilson. I did not recognize it at first, as of course she was never called it to me." "Ay, ay, likely enough; but she was never anything else to me, just always little bright Daisy Wilson. I thought I'd find her before me, something as she used to be, a bit stoutened, perhaps, but not greatly altered. I have pictured her for the last six and twenty years just as I saw her last the bonniest bit of a thing the sun ever shone on." "You knew my mother then?" said Charlotte. "Knew her, lass, knew her! good heavens, what next? Did Daisy never speak to you about me? I don't believe it. Before I left it was 'Sandy, Sandy, ' from morning to night. It was not in her to forget. Tell me, lass, did you never hear of your mother's big brother, Sandy Wilson who went to Australia?" Charlotte's eyes began to dilate. "My mother often spoke of this brother," she said slowly. "My mother would have liked to have met you, had you known him. She never fretted for...
Good+ with No dust jacket as issued; Boards have edgewear, soiling. End papers & edges discolored. Pages tanned/aged. Bound in incorrect boards with title, cover picture "How it all came about". 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Good- No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Book is square & tight, short from to inscription on ffep, b&w photo frontispiece (assuimed of the author readiing to children) no date (from the cloths in the frontis piece photo late 1800's early 1900's), clean & unmarked textblock, cracked back hinge (repaired with Tyvek book repair tape), 252 pages. Boards are light yellow cloth covered, damp damage to front bottom and foreedge, frayed at head & foot of spine, bumped corners, beautiful undamaged round paste on art work in center of front decoration, lettering in blue, moderate to heavy edge, shelf & corner wear.
Durden, James. Very Good. Blue grey decorated covers, gilt blocking on front cover and spine. Oval picture onlays on front cover and spine. Four colour plates. Slight wear and fading to covers. Occasional light foxing.
Very Good. Blue cloth with front cover pasteon, 252pp. + ads for the Girl Aviator Series, the Motor Cycle Series, the Motor Maid Series, and more. No date shown. From a popular turn of the century author, a novel which has had fans down through the years. Really nice shape. Spine faded; a few worn spots on top edge of covers; front cover pasteon quite bright and colorful with just a few small spots and scratches. Pages naturally yellowed but tight as a brick.
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