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What dreams may come (Paperback)

By: Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (Author)



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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: her chiselled features and mantilla-draped head ; the Frenchwoman, with her bright, sallow, charming. unrestful face; the Austrian, with her cold repose and latent devil. In addition were the Secretaries of Legation, with their gaily-gowned young wives, and one or two English residents ; all assembled at the bidding of Sir Dafyd-ap- Penrhyn, the famous diplomatist who represented England at the court of the Sultan. Sir Dafyd was standing between the windows and underneath one of the heavy candelabra. He was a small but striking-looking man,with a great deal of head above the ears, light blue eyes deeply set and far apart, a delicate arched nose, and a certain expression of brutality about the thin lips, so faint as to be little more than a shadow. He was blandly apologizing for the absence of his wife. She had dressed to meet her guests, but had been taken suddenly ill and obliged to retire. As he finished speaking he turned to a woman who sat on a low chair at his right. She was, young and very handsome. Her eyes were black and brilliant, her mouth was pouting and petulant, her chin curved slightly outward. Her features were very regular, but there was neither softness nor repose in her face. She looked like a statue that had been taken possession of by the Spirit of Discontent. "I am sorry not to see Dartmouth," said the chapter{Section 4great minister, affably. " Is he ill again ? He must be careful; the fever is dangerous." Mrs. Dartmouth drew her curved brows together with a frown which did not soften her face. " He is writing," she said, shortly. " He is always writing." " O, but you know that is a Dartmouth failing—ambition," said Sir Dafyd, with a smile. " They must be either in the study or dictating to the King." "Well, I wish my Fate had been a poli...


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