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The Old Stone House and Other Stories

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,474 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,406
Added to site: 2007.06.14
mnybks.net#: 17320
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ous than ever. Lemuel Phillips for one is tired of it, and imitating Orrin Day, bade her a good-even to-night which I am sure he does not intend to follow with a blithe good-morrow.

I might do the same if her pleading eyes would let me. But she seems to cling to me even when she is most provokingly saucy; and though I cannot see any love in her manner, there is something in it very different from hate; and this it is which holds me. Can a woman be too pretty for her own happiness, and are many lovers a weariness to the heart?

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Juliet is positively unhappy. To-day when she laughed the gayest it was to hide her tears, and no one, not even a thoroughly spoiled beauty, could be as wayward as she if there were not some bitter arrow rankling in her heart. She was riding down the street on a pillion behind her father, and Colonel Schuyler, who had been leaning on the gate in front of his house, turned his back upon her and went inside when he saw her coming. Was this what made her so wh

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2007.06.22
Cheryl
****.

Well-written collection of short stories. Each one contains a mystery and a romantic involvement in the plot, and some have a twist ending. The title story is very good, in my opinion, Recommended.


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