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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... this happened she was sure to lose her temper. In accordance with a vow made to the Virgen de los Dolores, she always dressed in black, wearing a waistband of varnished leather, and a small gold heart, pierced by a sword, on her sleeve. Rita was the only woman her cousin Rafael Arias had ever loved; not with a lachrymose romantic passion, which was not in his nature (than which, one more unsentimental, could scarcely have been found), but with a strong, sincere, and constant affection. Rafael, who was an excellent fellow, noble in mind, as well as in birth, and owner of a large estate--was the very husband of all others that her friends desired for her. But she, notwithstanding her brother's vigilance, had given her heart to a young man of good family and handsome appearance, but a gambler, on which account her brother opposed the match, and strictly forbade her seeing or speaking to him. Rita, with a firmness of character and Spanish perseverance, worthy of a better cause, waited patiently without complaints, sighs, or tears, till her twentyfirst birthday should arrive, when she could marry as she pleased, in spite of her brother's opposition. Meanwhile, her lover rode up and down the street, splendidly mounted, and dressed a lo majo, and they corresponded daily. That evening Rita had entered, as usual, in perfect silence, and had seated herself in her accustomed place, by her aunt, that she might see her play. The marchioness did not know her niece had come in until she heard the duke ask her whether she had really refused Sir John Burnwood's offer. Then she exclaimed, --"Why, Rita, what a fright you have given me How did you get here without any one knowing it?" "Would you wish me to march in with drums and trumpets, like a regiment?" "At least," said the mar...
Title: The Sea-Gull, La Gaviota, From the Span. of Fernan Caballero, by A. Bethell
Publisher: General Books LLC: 2012-01-14 00:00:00.000
ISBN Number: 0217729282
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