The Burgomaster's Family: Or, Weal and Woe in a Little World

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Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1873 - 195 Seiten
 

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Seite 359 - Bruno's marriage, and of the finding of the letters on her wedding-day. .... He did not interrupt her. He let her tell him all, but his countenance was pale and rigid, and he held his teeth fast set, as if a struggle was going on within him, to which he did not venture to give the smallest expression. When Emmy had finished, he gently released her from his arms and made her sit by him. He then got up and walked up and down the room two or three times in silence, till he came and stood before her,...
Seite 281 - ... possible continuance of Celine's ill humour, and the consequent bad reception which might await him at Beckley. Nevertheless, he breathed more freely when he saw from the bridge over the brook that the glass doors leading on to the terrace from the drawing-room were open, and the silver tea-service, which was ready on the table, even at that distance shone in their eyes. This was a sign that Celine expected them, and by not receiving them in the ordinary sitting-room intended to do honour to...
Seite 274 - ... ladies were talking of dress or household matters ; he was restless when he heard her talk to the gentlemen about horses, dogs, and sporting, and when the sparkling of her eyes showed how she entered into the subject with all her heart and soul. On their return home it was seldom that Otto had not some remark to make to Celine on her behaviour. When the lady of the house addressed her, she should have stood up ; that was the correct thing. She ought not to have stayed chattering so long with...
Seite 242 - Bruno's answer did not arrive, and even the yearly letter agreed upon between them was wanting. Two years passed by, and neither word nor sign was received in Dilburg from Bruno Eversberg. And these two years were indeed grievous years for Emmy; nevertheless her confidence in Bruno was so firmly fixed in her heart, that no suspicion of inconstancy on his part occurred to her; but when the second year had gone by without any news of him, the conviction began to grow upon her that he must be ill or...
Seite 222 - Otto was hopeful by nature, and the habit which had grown up with him from his youth of expecting all good from the future, had softened many sorrows, and lessened the bitterness of many disappointments ; so he hoped now that Celine and Emmy, when they were actually sisters, would learn to know and love each other, and his head, moreover, was so full of business that he could not entertain any further thoughts about the matter. Whether at the present moment he felt happy, he might perhaps have had...
Seite 247 - ... began to see how much better it would be to give him the opportunity of saying what he wished to say, rather than to embitter him by an avoidance which, in the long run, she would not be able to keep up. And yet she was alarmed when, one day, as she was sitting as usual at work in the drawing room, no one else being present, she saw William come in at an hour which to him was very unusual. With an almost involuntary movement, perhaps from the force of habit during the last few weeks, she got...
Seite 250 - ... that hour I should be a totally different and certainly a better man. You can speak the charmed word which will release my soul from the bad passions which possess it. My heart longs for a heart which can love and understand it, for one being- in this wide world who does not thrust me away as everyone else has done." Emmy had listened patiently, without any effort to stop him, to what William said. The increasing passionateness of his words had produced a peculiarly intimidating effect upon her,...
Seite 290 - You don't mean to say that you intend to ride out like this, and be the laughing-stock of your servants and of all who happen to see you ? ' 'Yes, I was about to do so,' answered Celine, with provoking coolness.
Seite 324 - Indeed, child," he said, plucking a geranium from the flower-bed, by which they were standing, and whilst admiring the flower, paying no attention to Emmy's disturbed countenance. "Something interesting, I hope ?" In the first moment, Emmy was not in a state to answer him, her heart beat so. Then she said, with a hesitating voice— "Something which happened before— when—before I learnt to know you, Siword.
Seite 251 - ... abuse of Bruno she started up from her chair, and with flashing eyes she cried out : ' You may call Bruno a beggar ; but no one can know him to be otherwise than good and noble, and that is more than can be said of you, William ! ' ' No, Emmy ; I am not good, and sooner or later you will find that I am not noble. You have disdained my love ; well, then, from this time forth look upon me as your enemy ; as long as I live I will remember this hour, and I swear that some time or other I will have...

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