Quits a Novel

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Quits a Novel
Jemima Montgomery Tautphoeus
Categories: Fiction » Children

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much diminished in worth, in her band, and having counted the remaining sovereigns and some Prussian dollars, perceived that she should just be able to await the answer to the letter which she prepared to write to Lord Medway to tell him of her desolate position, and request him to forward an enclosed letter to her step-brother, of whose address she was in utter ignorance. From Sir Harry she expected but little sympathy or brotherly love, and her whole trust was in Lord Medway, of whose kindness and excellence she had heard so much from her mother that she scarcely knew whether she most loved or revered him. She carried the letter herself to the post-office, and before parting with it breathed a short prayer that God would raise up friends to her in her time of need and not long leave her homeless. CHAPTER III. DOWN THE RHINE AND UP THE THAMES. The return of the post brought Leonora the anxiously expected answer to her letter. Her eagerness at first impeded her powers of comprehension, and she was obliged to read ii twice over before she understood that she was without delay to repair to Lord Medway's house in London, where her affairs would be considered and discussed with the necessary attention, and her plans for the future arranged as advantageously as possible. Energetic on all occasions, she sprang from her seat, tied on her bonnet while rapidly descending the itairs of the hotel, and went, without a moment's delay, to the office where places were to be procured in the steamboat that was to leave the next morning for Rotterdam. It was not until after her return to the hotel, and the firstexcitement of acting for herself had partially subsided, tha: ihe again carefully and calmly perused the letter. She had previously not observed that it was w... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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