Eight Cousins - Or, The Aunt-Hill by Louisa May Alcott

By Louisa May Alcott

During this sequel to 8 Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the "Aunt Hill" after years of touring world wide. unexpectedly, she is surrounded through male admirers, all looking forward to her to marry them. yet prior to she marries a person, Rose is decided to set up herself as an self reliant younger girl. in addition to, she suspects that a few of her pals like her extra for her funds than for herself.

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Alec kept her from turning to stare at the new milkmaid, who objected to both these proceedings very much. "You look chilly in spite of all this laughing. Take a smart run round the garden and get up a glow," said the doctor, as they left the barn. "I'm too old for running, uncle; Miss Power said it was not lady-like for girls in their teens," answered Rose, primly. "I take the liberty of differing from Madame Prunes and Prisms, and, as your physician, I order you to run. " said Uncle Alec, with a look and a gesture that made Rose scurry away as fast as she could go.

I am glad these pretty curls are natural; they will be invaluable by and by," said Aunt Clara, taking an observation with her head on one side. "Now that your uncle has come, I no longer expect you to review the studies of the past year. I trust your time will not be entirely wasted in frivolous sports, however," added Aunt Jane, sailing out of the room with the air of a martyr. Aunt Jessie said not a word, but kissed her little niece, with a look of tender sympathy that made Rose cling to her a minute, and follow her with grateful eyes as the door closed behind her.

I'm going to have you all to myself, and no one is to give a word of advice unless I ask it. There is no other way to keep order aboard, and I am captain of this little craft, for a time at least. " But Rose stuck there, and grew so red, her uncle guessed what that trouble was. "I don't think I can tell this one. " As she blushed and stammered over these words, Dr. Alec turned his eyes away to the distant sea, and said so seriously, so tenderly, that she felt every word and long remembered them "My child, I don't expect you to love and trust me all at once, but I do want you to believe that I shall give my whole heart to this new duty; and if I make mistakes, as I probably shall, no one will grieve over them more bitterly than I.

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