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Tales of the North Riding

Mary Linskill

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General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1893Original Publisher: R. Bentley and Son Subjects: Fiction / ClassicsHistory / GeneralHistory / Europe / Great BritainLiterary Collections / GeneralLiterary Criticism / GeneralLiterary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free.Excerpt: CHAPTER II. A DAY OF TROUBLE. The ground was strewn with autumn leaves, but the days were still warm and sunny. One morning I sat on the terrace by the library- window - Sherrard had brought The Times, Claire and Mrs. Mackelthwaite, the nurse, were playing with little Denise on the lawn below, Paul had ridden over to Blackwall Corner to see a pony that was being broken for his wife. Presently Mrs. Mackelthwaite brought Denise up to be kissed. It was babys bed-time, she said -- baby always slept for two hours in the middle of the day. Claire went into the drawing-room for her work, and then came and sat by me on the terrace. She had not been sitting long, when we saw Guy Trenholm coming up the avenue at a rapid pace. He was at all times an abrupt-mannered youth, but I saw at once that there was something more than usually rough and strange in his bearing this morning. Striding across the lawn, darting a glance of wrath or scorn, or both, towards me, he handed to Claire a note or letter. There, Mrs. Hesildene, hesaid- I think it isonly right that you should have the pleasure of reading that. Claire took it in her hand : as she did so, she looked up at the young mans flashing eyes and heated, angry face with a look of surprise and rebuke - then she opened the note, and read it slowly. I should say she must have read it more than once. When she h...