The gold of Chickaree
by Susan Warner
ISBN 0217627528 (0-217-62752-8)
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...things against herself. How she had talked to him that night!--what things she had told him! Then afterwards, what other things she had proposed to do,--propositions that were stamped at once with the seal of impropriety. Hazel pressed her hands to her cheeks, trying to cool off those painful flushes. Well--he should see now!--She could wait, if he could. Which praiseworthy climax was reached--like the top of Mount Washington--in a shower of rain. But the whole effect of these musings was to make her shrink within herself, and take up again all the old shyness which had been yielding, little by little, before the daily intercourse of the month past. Prim found her very stately over reports, after this; and even good Dr. Maryland would often fare no better, and betake himself home in an extremely puzzled state of mind. That the girl was half breaking her heart over the twofold state of things, nobodv would have guessed. Unless, possibly, Mrs. Bywank. Meantime, the purchase of the Hollow property from Gov. Powder had been completed; and the fine fall weather tempting people to stay and come, and the region being thus all full of guests, Chickaree had been regularly besieged during most of these two months. And almost at the time the sickness broke out in the Hollow, Mr. Falkirk had been summoned to England, where his only remaining sister was living, with the news that she was very ill. Mr. Falkirk had nevertheless stood to his post, until the fever was gone in the Hollow and he saw that Rollo would soon be able to resume his place. And then he had gone, much to Wych Hazel's disgust. 'It seems,' she said, 'that I can never want anybody--even my own guardians,--so much as somebody else I' CHAPTER XX. ABOUT CHRISTMAS. THE days lingered along, but no...
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