Excerpt: ...house-keepers can rarely leave these matters to rural cooks, and Zibbie could be trusted to sweeten nothing that day. With exclamations of delight the children clamored to help, or "muss" a little in their own way, a privilege often given them at such times. But Annie sent them out-of-doors again with a tone and manner that caused them to tip-toe back past the parlor with a scared look on their faces, and the dining-room door was shut with a bang. Gregory was puzzled. Here was one who had foiled his most adroit ...
Excerpt: ...house-keepers can rarely leave these matters to rural cooks, and Zibbie could be trusted to sweeten nothing that day. With exclamations of delight the children clamored to help, or "muss" a little in their own way, a privilege often given them at such times. But Annie sent them out-of-doors again with a tone and manner that caused them to tip-toe back past the parlor with a scared look on their faces, and the dining-room door was shut with a bang. Gregory was puzzled. Here was one who had foiled his most adroit temptations, and resisted wrong in a way that was simply heroic, first showing something very like vanity and selfishness, and then temper and passion on what seemed but slight provocation. He did not realize, as many do not, that the petty vexations of life will often sting into the most humiliating displays of weakness one who has the courage and strength to be a martyr. Generals who were as calm and grand in battle as Mont Blanc in a storm have been known to fume like small beer, in camp, at very slight annoyances. Annie's spirit was naturally quick and imperious, brooking opposition from no one. She was also fond of approbation. She rated Gregory's hollow French gallantry at its true worth, but his subsequent sincere respect and admiration, after their mountain adventure, had unconsciously elated her, especially as she felt that she had earned them well. Thus, when he had not intended it, and had given over as hopeless his purpose to tempt her, and dropped it in self-loathing that he should ever have entertained it, he had by his honest gratitude and esteem awakened the dormant vanity which was more sensitive to tributes to her character than to mere personal compliments. The attention she had received the day before had developed this self-complacency still more, and the nice balance of her moral life had been disturbed. It seems that the tempter watches for every vantage. At any rate, as she expressed it, "everything went wrong" that...
Fair. No Jacket. Book The boards are worn and a bit soiled. The corners are bumped and rubbed, as are the top and bottom of the spine. The spine leans slightly. The binding is coming loose on the inside of the front cover but all of the pages are intact. The former owner's name and a date are written in pen on the front free end paper. The pages are slightly age-toned.
Fair. No Jacket. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Yellow cloth binding. The pages are in good condition with a very few light scattered soil spots. There is a to, from printed in pencil on the front end paper. The book is rated fair because the front cover has lots of soil spotting. The spine and back cover have a few small soil spots.
1902. Collier & Son.420 pages. Sm8vo. Volume Four. Book in poor plus with solid black or navy blue cloth boards and gold lettering on spine. Boards are splitting and almost separated from text. Some mo ld (? ) discoloring. Text has some pages completely loose or separated. No feps or frontispiece. No DJ.; Order number is SVF11-91.
Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show light edge wear with rubbing/light soiling. Binding loosening slightly but still intact. Book slightly shelf-cocked. Previous owner's name on end paper.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
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