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The Project Gutenberg Ebook of Beechcroft at Rockstone

By Yonge, Charlotte Mary

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Title: The Project Gutenberg Ebook of Beechcroft at Rockstone  
Author: Yonge, Charlotte Mary
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Yonge, C. M. (n.d.). The Project Gutenberg Ebook of Beechcroft at Rockstone. Retrieved from http://netlibrary.net/


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If it were young Jasper she would have put Japs. I am afraid it is her husband. If so, she will be going off to him. I must catch the 11.20 train. Will you come, Ada?' 'Oh no; I should be knocked up, and on your hands. The suspense is bad enough at home.' 'If it is old Jasper, we shall see in the paper to-day. I will send it down to you from the station. Supposing it is Sir Jasper, and she wants to go out to him, we must take in some of the children.' 'Oh! Dear little Primrose would be nice enough, but what should we do with that Halfpenny woman? If we had the other girls, I suppose they would be at school all day; but surely some might go to Beechcroft. And mind, Jane, I will not have you overtasking yourself! Do not take any of them without having Gillian to help you. That I stipulate.' Jane Mohun seemed as if she did not hear as these sentences were uttered at intervals, while she stood dashing off postcards at her davenport. Then she said, on her way to the door -- 'Don't expect me to-night. I will send Fanny to ask one of the Wellands to come in to you, and telegraph if I bring any one home with me.' 'But, Jane dear -- ' However, the door was shut, and by the time Miss Adeline had reached her sister's room, the ever-ready bag was nearly packed. 'I only wanted to say, dear Jane, that you must give my love to dear Lily. I am grieved -- grieved for her; but indeed you must not undertake anything rash.' (A shake of the head, as the shoes went into their neat bag.) 'Do not let her persuade you to stay at Silverfold in her absence. You cannot give up everything here' 'Yes, yes, Ada, I know it does not suit you. Never fear.'...

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