Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Bird of Paradise

Cover image for


Author: Ada Leverson
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,763 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 801
Added to site: 2008.11.25 22701

much, Madeline?"

"Do I care!"

"And you believe it's the real thing?"

"I know it is--on my side; it's incurable."

"Everyone says Rupert's a good fellow, but he seems to me a little--what shall I say?--too elaborate. Too urbane; too ornate. He expresses himself so dreadfully well! I don't believe he ever uses a shorter word than individuality!"

"Oh, I don't care what he is, I want him--I want him!" cried Madeline.

"Well! I suppose you know what you want. It isn't as though you were always in love with somebody or other; as a rule, a girl of your age, if she can't have the person she wants, can be very quickly consoled if you give her someone else instead. Now, you've never had even a fancy before. I may not (I don't) see the charm of Rupert, but it must be there; probably there's something in his temperament that's needed by yours--something that he can supply to you that no one else can. If you really want him, you must have him, darling," s

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

very good



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Maria La Serra
Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Read full interview...