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Anne   By: (1840-1894)

Anne by Constance Fenimore Woolson

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[Illustration: "I PUT MY ARMS AROUND HER." See Page 470. ]

ANNE

A Novel

BY CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON

ILLUSTRATED BY C. S. REINHART

NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1882, by HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

All rights reserved.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

"I PUT MY ARMS ROUND HER" Frontispiece.

"THE GIRL PAUSED AND REFLECTED A MOMENT" To face Page 18

"AS SHE BENT OVER THE OLD VOLUME" " 42

LOIS HINSDALE " 62

"AND IT ENDED IN THEIR RACING DOWN TOGETHER" " 84

"ALARMED, HE BENT OVER HER" " 104

"SHE SAT THERE HIGH IN THE AIR WHILE THE STEAMER BACKED OUT FROM THE PIERS" " 120

"YOU KNOW I TOO MUST GO FAR AWAY" " 132

TITA LISTENING " 136

"DEAR ME! WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH SUCH A YOUNG SAVAGE?" " 152

IN THE WOODS " 186

"HE TOOK HIS BEST COAT FROM HIS LEAN VALISE" " 208

"HE WAS MERELY NOTING THE EFFECT" " 226

"SHE BATHED HER FLUSHED CHEEKS" " 234

"SHE STARTED SLIGHTLY" " 254

"SHE BURIED HER FACE TREMBLINGLY IN HER HANDS" " 262

"ANNE DREW A CHAIR TO THE BEDSIDE, AND SAT DOWN WITH HER BACK TO THE MOONLIGHT" " 284

"WHILE HER MAID WAS COILING HER FAIR HAIR" " 308

"IT IS, OR SHOULD BE, OVER THERE" " 328

"MISS LOIS SIGHED DEEPLY" " 350

"JULY WALKED IN FRONT, WITH HIS GUN OVER HIS SHOULDER" " 374

"SHE TRIED TO RISE, BUT HE HELD HER ARM WITH BOTH HANDS" " 386

"WEAK, HOLDING ON BY THE TREES" " 392

"SAW HER SLOWLY ASCEND THE HOUSE STEPS" " 408

"ANNE, STILL AS A STATUE" " 432

"HE ROSE, AND TOOK HER COLD HANDS IN HIS" " 460

"HE OBEYED WITHOUT COMMENT" " 498

"THE SECOND BOAT, WHICH WAS FARTHER UP THE LAKE, CONTAINED A MAN" " 514

"HE REACHED THE WINDOWS, AND PEEPED THROUGH A CRACK IN THE OLD BLIND" " 530

ANNE.

CHAPTER I.

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison house begin to close Upon the growing boy; But he beholds the light, and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy. The youth who daily farther from the East Must travel, still is Nature's priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended; At length the man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day."

WORDSWORTH.

"It is but little we can do for each other. We accompany the youth with sympathy and manifold old sayings of the wise to the gate of the arena, but it is certain that not by strength of ours, or by the old sayings, but only on strength of his own, unknown to us or to any, he must stand or fall." EMERSON.

"Does it look well, father?"

"What, child?"

"Does this look well?"

William Douglas stopped playing for a moment, and turned his head toward the speaker, who, standing on a ladder, bent herself to one side, in order that he might see the wreath of evergreen, studded with cones, which she had hung on the wall over one of the small arched windows.

"It is too compact, Anne, too heavy. There should be sprays falling from it here and there, like a real vine. The greenery, dear, should be either growing naturally upward or twining; large branches standing in the corners like trees, or climbing vines... Continue reading book >>




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