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Beauty and the Beast, by Sarah Tytler
by Henrietta Keddie


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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XXX. AGE PLEADS. Iris had been out for a little more air and a saunter in the greater space of Regent's Park, when, just as she re-entered the house, she met Mrs. Haigh in such a state of consternation that the girl's roused imagination could settle on no smaller calamities than the kitchen chimney on fire, to the destruction of the eight o'clock dinner, or to the first clerk in the great banking-house having announced his intention to set up an establishment of his own. But Mrs. Haigh speedily undeceived her. ' Oh, my dear Miss Compton, she is here Lady Fermor is here, and I dared not attempt to deceive her about your being with us; indeed, she did not ask; she simply said, Take me to Miss Compton, and she walked straight into the drawing-room, dismissingme with a nod, and staring about her without troubling to return the bows of the assembled ladies, to whom I gave her a general introduction. They have all left the room, and she is sitting there alone, for Haigh has declined to have anything to do with her. I am afraid you must go to her and find out what she wants. If it is anything reasonable, if she wishes to board here along with you, I will do my best, though I do not know if Mrs. Judge Penfold and the rest will consent to be ignored, even by a viscountess? your grandfather was a viscount, wasn't he, dear Miss Compton ? not an earl, as I am always inclined to make him?when they are all private ladies. If she thinks your board too high, though the times are terribly expensive ' I do not think that will be the reason of her coming, Mrs. Haigh. I shall go to her at once.' The thought of her grandmother away from Lambford, from which she had not stirred for a dozen years, had a great effect on Iris. She felt it when she went into the drawing-room, w...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217727662
  • ISBN-10: 0217727662
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 58
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27 pounds


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