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FROM BIRTH TO BRIDAL.

VOL. II.

BY

MRS. DAY.

“Each soul lives, longs, and works
For itself, by itself, because a lodestar lurks
An other than itself."

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS.
13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1873.

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BLENHEIM HOUSE.

FROM BIRTH TO BRIDAL.

CHAPTER I.

THE

HE Summer wore on, and George Har

rison came home for his holidays. He was grown, and looked strong and brown, and, as Mr. Lane had supposed of him, he was a capital cricketer, and first-rate at football; his masters found no fault with him, but no proficiency in his studies was reported.

Dr. Harrison looked grave, and said a few hasty, bitter words ; but his boy's fair face and cheery ways disarmed the father. Only when left alone in the evening with Vera did he give vent to his disappointment in his only son; to her he would bitterly lament his loneliness, her mother's early

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