Beechcroft at Rockstone

Beechcroft at Rockstone

by Charlotte M. Yonge
     
 

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'A telegram! Make haste and open it, Jane; they always make me so nervous! I believe that is the reason Reginald always will telegraph when he is coming,' said Miss Adeline Mohun, a very pretty, well preserved, though delicate-looking lady of some age about forty, as her elder sister, brisk and lively and some years older, came into the room.
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'A telegram! Make haste and open it, Jane; they always make me so nervous! I believe that is the reason Reginald always will telegraph when he is coming,' said Miss Adeline Mohun, a very pretty, well preserved, though delicate-looking lady of some age about forty, as her elder sister, brisk and lively and some years older, came into the room.
'No, it is not Reggie. It is from Lily. Poor Lily! Jasper-accident-Come.'
'Poor dear Lily! Is it young Jasper or old Jasper, I wonder?'

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ISBN-13:
9781490384856
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
06/07/2013
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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CHAPTER XV THE ROCKS OF ROCKSTONE Lord Eotherwood came in to try to wile his cousin to share in the survey of the country; but she declared it to be impossible, as all her avocations had fallen into arrear, and she had to find a couple of servants as well as a house for the Merrifields. This took her in the direction of the works, and Gillian proposed to go with her as far as the Giles's, there to sit a little while with Lilian, for whom she had a new book. ' My dear, surely you must be tired out!' exclaimed the stay-at-home aunt. ' Oh no, Aunt Ada! Quite freshened by that blow on the common.' And Miss Mohun was not sorry, thinking that to leave Gillian free to come home by herself would be the best refutation of Mrs. Mount's doubts of her. They had not, however, gone far on their wayon the walk rather unfrequented at this time of day before Gillian exclaimed, ' Is that Kally ? Oh ! and who is that with her ?' For there certainly was a figure in somewhat close proximity, the ulster andpork-pie hat being such as to make the gender doubtful. ' How late she is! I am afraid her mother is worse,' said Miss Mohun, quickening her steps a little; and, at the angle of the road, the pair in front perceived them. Kalliope turned towards them; the companion about whom there was no doubt by that time gave a petulant motion and hastened out of sight. In another moment they were beside Kalliope, who looked shaken and trembling, with tears in her eyes, which sprang forth at the warm pressure of her hand. ' I am afraid Mrs. White is not so well,' said Miss Mohun kindly. ' She is no worse, I think, thank you; but I was delayed. Are you going this way ? May I walk with you?' 'I will come with you tothe office,' said Miss Mohun, perceiving that she was in great n...

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