The Carbonels

The Carbonels

by Charlotte M. Yonge
     
 

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"For thy walls a pretty slight drollery."

The Second Part of King Henry IV.
"A bad lot. Yes, sir, a thoroughly bad lot."
"You don't mean it."
"Yes, ma'am, a bad lot is the Uphill people. Good for nothing and ungrateful! I've known them these thirty-years, and no one will do anything with them."
The time was the summer of 1822. The place was a garden,

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"For thy walls a pretty slight drollery."

The Second Part of King Henry IV.
"A bad lot. Yes, sir, a thoroughly bad lot."
"You don't mean it."
"Yes, ma'am, a bad lot is the Uphill people. Good for nothing and ungrateful! I've known them these thirty-years, and no one will do anything with them."
The time was the summer of 1822. The place was a garden, somewhat gone to waste, with a gravel drive running round a great circle of periwinkles with a spotted aucuba in the middle. There was a low, two-storied house, with green shutters, green Venetian blinds, and a rather shabby verandah painted in alternate stripes of light and darker green. In front stood a high gig, with a tall old, bony horse trying to munch the young untrimmed shoots of a lilac in front of him as he waited for the speaker, a lawyer, dressed as country attorneys were wont to dress in those days, in a coat of invisible green, where the green constantly became more visible, brown trousers, and under them drab gaiters. He was addressing a gentleman in a blue coat and nankeen trousers, but evidently military, and two ladies in white dresses, narrow as to the skirts, but full in the sleeves. One had a blue scarf over her shoulders and blue ribbons in her very large Leghorn bonnet; the other had the same in green, and likewise a green veil. Her bonnet was rather more trimmed, the dress more embroidered, the scarf of a richer, broader material than the other's, and it was thus evident that she was the married sister; but they were a good deal alike, with the same wholesome smooth complexion, brown eyes, and hair in great shining rolls under their bonnet caps, much the same pleasant expression, and the same neat little feet in crossed sandalled shoes and white stockings showing out beneath their white tambour-worked gowns.

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ISBN-13:
9781490390338
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
06/08/2013
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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