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Too Rich A Romance   By: (1823-1895)

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Transcriber's Notes: 1. Page scan source: http://www.archive.org/details/tooricharomance00stregoog

2. The diphthong oe is represented by [oe].

POPULAR WORKS AFTER THE GERMAN,

AFTER THE GERMAN,

BY MRS. A. L. WISTER.

A FAMILY FEUD. After the German of Ludwig Harder. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.25.

AT THE COUNCILLOR'S; or, A Nameless History. After the German of E. Marlitt. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.75.

THE SECOND WIFE. After the German of E. Marlitt. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.75.

THE OLD MAM'SELLE'S SECRET. After the German of E. Marlitt. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.50.

GOLD ELSIE. After the German of E. Marlitt. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.50.

COUNTESS GISELA. After the German of E. Marlitt. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.50.

THE LITTLE MOORLAND PRINCESS. After the German of E. Marlitt. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.50.

THE GREEN GATE. After the German of Ernst Wichert. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.75.

ONLY A GIRL. After the German of Wilhelmine von Hillern. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.75.

ENCHANTING AND ENCHANTED; or, Fairy Spells. From the German of Hackländer. Illustrated. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.50.

WHY DID HE NOT DIE? After the German of Ad. von Volckhausen. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.75.

HULDA; or, The Deliverer. After the German of F. Lewald. 12mo. Fine cloth. $1.75.

For sale by all Booksellers, or will be sent by mail, postage paid, upon receipt of price by J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., Publishers, Philadelphia .

TOO RICH

A ROMANCE

AFTER THE GERMAN OF ADOLPH STRECKFUSS

BY MRS. A. L WISTER TRANSLATOR OF "THE SECOND WIFE," "ONLY A GIRL," "THE OLD MAM'SELLE'S SECRET," "HULDA," "A FAMILY FEUD," ETC.

PHILADELPHIA J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO. 1878

Copyright, 1878, by J. B. Lippincott & Co.

TOO RICH.

CHAPTER I.

It was a very warm day in summer. The lindens on either side the broad promenade drooped their thirsty dusty leaves above the pedestrians sauntering beneath their shade. These loitered along as slowly as possible, but the heat was really too oppressive, and many of them soon turned into narrower and cooler side streets, resigning all attempts to meet the various acquaintances who usually at noon thronged the gay promenade of K . Others indeed took refuge beneath the tempting awning of some one of the various fashionable restaurants on the promenade, where, secluded from the burning rays of the midday sun, they refreshed themselves with ices, and were at leisure to recognize and criticise all who drove, rode, or walked past.

On a day like the present "Büchner's restaurant," famous for its sherbet, and a favourite lounging place with young sprigs of fashion, was sure to be thronged. Here might be seen the officers of the various regiments in garrison at K and numerous civilians whose rank entitled them to such distinguished companionship, and here the choice of amusements for the evening was discussed, whether, in spite of the intense heat, the charms of the lovely S were sufficiently great to make the theatre endurable, or whether preference should be given to an open air entertainment at some favourite concert garden.

In the world of fashion it was eminently 'the thing' to pass half an hour every afternoon on the veranda beneath the awning at "Büchner's," and consequently in the afternoon the place was so thronged that scarcely a seat was to be had at any of the numerous tables there, while on warm days it was quite full at noon, for there could hardly be a more commodious and pleasant point of observation on the entire promenade... Continue reading book >>




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