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A Little Legacy  free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...for from earliest childhood she had silently understood many things which had sobered gay insouciance--she had taken a great resolve: she was going to fight the world as her poor, brave, gentle parent had done, and be the real, though unacknowledged head of her father's house. The world with her--the world which had to be fought and conquered--resolved itself mainly into the detestable above-mentioned house-books- they lay at the root of the thoughtful brow, the too-serious eye, and the somewhat sad expression of a little mouth which seemed as though it had been formed only to smile or pout. Lina was a very pretty girl, and knew it--knew also that it was not only the bereavement she had sustained which debarred her from the triumphs and enjoyments of fair girlhood. She had learnt even before the days of mourning that many an invitation had to be refused, and many a brilliant scene foregone which would have cost money- and that although she lived in a fairly good house, and what would have been called comfortable circumstances, there was always an underlying current running dead against her and hers, which had to be stemmed as she and they might. For prudence' sake appearances had to be maintained- Mr. Lambert argued that nothing would have a more fatal effect on his professional career, nothing make clients more shy of putting their affairs into his hands than the fact of his having to move into a cheaper residence in a humbler part of London. He must preserve a decent exterior- he must affect to be doing well- now and again he must entertain. It was a cruel necessity, but the tide would turn some day- and if they could but manage to keep their heads above water for the present, a time would come when they should swim easily upon the...

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Author : Lucy Bethia Walford
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230337733
EAN : 9781230337739
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 46 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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