Old Valentines

Old Valentines
A Love Story

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Old Valentines by Munson Aldrich Havens

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1914

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Old Valentines
A Love Story

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A simple pretty story, frankly sentimental. The niece of a rich and rather eccentric bachelor leaves him to marry the man of her choice, a poor but gifted young poet. Their trials, reconciliation with the uncle and happiness make the story.

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wlandson; the execution was Rivière's. Sir Peter had scarcely looked into them since the old days at Cambridge.

Sunlight in the house, indeed. Her sweet voice, in sudden song, might be heard at any moment of the day; or the ripple of her piano; or her gay laughter, musical as the joyous notes of a bird.

She had her intent of them all. Even the determined mind of Burbage, stern-featured and steel-spectacled, she moulded to a plastic acquiescence with her own sweet will. In extreme urgency, when Burbage was very firm, indeed, Phyllis had a way of referring to dear Farquharson. Burbage learned to anticipate this by yielding in the nick of time.

By the way, they had not found a trace of Farquharson.

Several short, sharp battles she had with Sir Peter; the cause, in each instance, the same. He did not try to disguise his desire that she should forget her mother. The first encounter between them took place within a year of her home-coming.

"If I cannot remember my darling,

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A very lightweight but sweet romance. The orphaned Phyllis has a blissful life with her doting guardian uncle, save for his bitter hatred of her dead mother, whom she comes to resemble. Then she falls in love and must face her uncle's extreme disapproval for the first time.