Release date Australia
May 17th, 2012
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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. 1878 Excerpt: ...exert herself to amuse them! Surely there was no single point of resemblance between Gaston's Miss Pemberton (she called Polly "Gaston's Miss Pemberton ") and the dreadful, painted, fast young persons she had always heard actresses described as being. It would have been a sheer impossibility for Polly to look fast, or to appear "loud" in attire. She was prone to charming, soft colors and materials, her only brilliant weakness being a coquettish twist, or loop of geranium color, which the most fastidious could scarcely have failed to admire. Perhaps she exhausted her colors upon the stage, and liked a change in private life. Of course, after a few days of watching from each window, the two began to know one another pretty well. Cicely had discovered that Polly was even handsomer than she had found her at first, and Polly had seen that the regal air was very innocent and bewitching, and that the face across the way was unworldly, and inexperienced as a child. "If there was any way," Cicely dared to say to herself, "and it would not be wrong, I really think I should like to know her." "It is out of the question to ever think of such a thing as making friends with her," sighed Polly, over her mignonette and geraniums. "If it wasn't, I declare I would nod to her across the street, and send her some flowers by Teddy." Teddy was, after a manner, a sort of go-between, and heard the comments of each upon the other; for, among the things most unlikely was any probability that he should not visit his friend more faithfully than ever, and in making himself generally agreeable, make himself doubly agreeable to Cicely. "How beautiful your Miss Pemberton is," said Cicely to him, in one of her confidenti...
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