Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book HomeAuthor Frances Hodgson BurnettPage 1
Famous Authors (View All Authors)

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 7. 'Parting Is Sweet Sorrow' Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 7. "Parting Is Sweet Sorrow"

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 7. 'Parting Is Sweet Sorrow'
CHAPTER VII. "PARTING IS SWEET SORROW"He did not go away. He could not yet. He stayed in Paris, day after day, even week after week, lingering through a man's very human weakness. He could no longer resist the knowledge of the fact that he had lost the best part of the battle; he had lost it in being compelled to acknowledge the presence of danger by flight; he had lost it completely after this by being forced to admit to himself that there was not much more to lose, that in spite of his determination, Theodora North had filled his whole... Long Stories - Post by : 49505 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 3046

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 6. Theo Goes To Paris Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 6. Theo Goes To Paris

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 6. Theo Goes To Paris
CHAPTER VI. THEO GOES TO PARISThe letters that were faithfully written to Downport during the following month were the cause of no slight excitement in the house of David North, Esq. The children looked forward to the reception of them as an event worthy of being chronicled. Theo was an exact correspondent, and recorded her adventures and progress with as careful a precision as if it had been a matter of grave import whether she was in Boulogne or Bordeaux, or had stayed at one hotel or the other. It was not the pleasantest season of the year to travel, she... Long Stories - Post by : 49505 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1100

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 5. The Separation Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 5. The Separation

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 5. The Separation
CHAPTER V. THE SEPARATION"Mr. Denis Oglethorpe has gone away. He will not come back again until July, when he is to marry Miss Gower." This was the last entry recorded in the little pink-and-gold journal, and after it came a gap of months. It was midnight after the memorable day spent in Broome street that the record was made, and having made it, Theodora North shut the book with a startled feeling that she had shut within its pages an unfinished page of her life. It was a strange feeling to have come upon her so suddenly, and there was a... Long Stories - Post by : 49505 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1698

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 4. Theo's Diary Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 4. Theo's Diary

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 4. Theo's Diary
CHAPTER IV. THEO'S DIARYUp-stairs, in a sacred corner of the chamber Lady Throckmorton had apportioned to her, Theodora North kept her diary. Not a solid, long-winded diary, full of creditable reflections upon the day's events, but, on the contrary, a harmless little book enough--a pretty little book, bound in pink and gold, and much ornamented about the corners, and greatly embellished with filagree clasps. Lady Throckmorton had given it to her because she admired it, and, in a very natural enthusiasm, she had made a diary of it. And here are the entries first recorded in its gilt-edged pages: _December 7.--Mr.... Long Stories - Post by : 49505 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 878

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 3. The Meeting Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 3. The Meeting

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 3. The Meeting
CHAPTER III. THE MEETINGBut Denis Oglethorpe did not appear again for several days. Perhaps business detained him; perhaps he went oftener to see Priscilla. At any rate, he did not call again until the end of the week. Lady Throckmorton was in her private room when he came, and as he made his entrance with as little ceremony as usual, he ran in upon Theodora. Now, to tell the truth, he had, until this moment, forgotten all about that young person's very existence. He saw so many pretty girls in a day's round, and he was so often too busy to... Long Stories - Post by : 49505 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1170

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 2. The Arrival Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 2. The Arrival

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 2. The Arrival
CHAPTER II. THE ARRIVALA great deal of hard work was done during the following week. The remodelling of the outfit was no light labor: but Pamela was steady to her trust, in her usual practical style. She trimmed, and fitted, and cut, until the always-roughened surface of her thin forefinger was rougher than ever. She kept Theo at work at the smaller tasks she chose to trust to her, and watched her sharply, with no shadow of the softened mood she had given the candle-lighted bedroom a glimpse of. She was as severe upon any dereliction from duty as ever, and... Long Stories - Post by : 49505 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2460

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 1. Preparing For A Journey Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 1. Preparing For A Journey

Theo: A Sprightly Love Story - Chapter 1. Preparing For A Journey
CHAPTER I. PREPARING FOR A JOURNEYA heavy curtain of yellow fog rolled and drifted over the waste of beach, and rolled and drifted over the sea, and beneath the curtain the tide was coming in at Downport, and two pair of eyes were watching it. Both pair of eyes watched it from the same place, namely, from the shabby sitting-room of the shabby residence of David North, Esq., lawyer, and both watched it without any motive, it seemed, unless that the dull gray waves and their dull moaning were not out of accord with the watchers' feelings. One pair of eyes--a... Long Stories - Post by : jdj123 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2331

The Shuttle - Chapter L - THE PRIMEVAL THING The Shuttle - Chapter L - THE PRIMEVAL THING

The Shuttle - Chapter L - THE PRIMEVAL THING
CHAPTER L - THE PRIMEVAL THINGWhen Mr. Vanderpoel landed in England his wife was with him. This quiet-faced woman, who was known to be on her way to join her daughter in England, was much discussed, envied, and glanced at, when she promenaded the deck with her husband, or sat in her chair softly wrapped in wonderful furs. Gradually, during the past months, she had been told certain modified truths connected with her elder daughter's marriage. They had been painful truths, but had been so softened and expurgated of their worst features that it had been possible to bear them, when... Long Stories - Post by : HomewayPress - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2933

The Shuttle - Chapter XLIX - AT STORNHAM AND AT BROADMORLANDS The Shuttle - Chapter XLIX - AT STORNHAM AND AT BROADMORLANDS

The Shuttle - Chapter XLIX - AT STORNHAM AND AT BROADMORLANDS
CHAPTER XLIX - AT STORNHAM AND AT BROADMORLANDSThe exulting wind had swept the clouds away, and the moon rode in a dark blue sea of sky, making the night light purely clear, when they drew a little apart, that they might better see the wonderfulness in each other's faces. It was so mysteriously great a thing that they felt near to awe."I fought too long. I wore out my body's endurance, and now I am quaking like a boy. Red Godwyn did not begin his wooing like this. Forgive me," Mount Dunstan said at last."Do you know," with lovely trembling lips... Long Stories - Post by : varun - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 3331

The Shuttle - Chapter XLVIII - THE MOMENT The Shuttle - Chapter XLVIII - THE MOMENT

The Shuttle - Chapter XLVIII - THE MOMENT
CHAPTER XLVIII - THE MOMENTIn the unnatural unbearableness of her anguish, she lost sight of objects as she passed them, she lost all memory of what she did. She did not know how long she had been out, or how far she had ridden. When the thought of time or distance vaguely flitted across her mind, it seemed that she had been riding for hours, and might have crossed one county and entered another. She had long left familiar places behind. Riding through and inclosed by the mist, she, herself, might have been a wandering ghost, lost in unknown places. Where... Long Stories - Post by : Ron_M - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1083

The Shuttle - Chapter XLVII - 'I HAVE NO WORD OR LOOK TO REMEMBER' The Shuttle - Chapter XLVII - "I HAVE NO WORD OR LOOK TO REMEMBER"

The Shuttle - Chapter XLVII - 'I HAVE NO WORD OR LOOK TO REMEMBER'
CHAPTER XLVII - "I HAVE NO WORD OR LOOK TO REMEMBER"It was a dull and dreary day, as Betty had foreseen it would be. Heavy rain clouds hung and threatened, and the atmosphere was damp and chill. It was one of those days of the English autumn which speak only of the end of things, bereaving one of the power to remember next year's spring and summer, which, after all, must surely come. Sky is grey, trees are grey, dead leaves lie damp beneath the feet, sunlight and birds seem forgotten things. All that has been sad and to be regretted... Long Stories - Post by : tshipp1970 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2385

The Shuttle - Chapter XLVI - LISTENING The Shuttle - Chapter XLVI - LISTENING

The Shuttle - Chapter XLVI - LISTENING
CHAPTER XLVI - LISTENINGOn her way back to the Court her eyes saw only the white road before her feet as she walked. She did not lift them until she found herself passing the lych-gate at the entrance to the churchyard. Then suddenly she looked up at the square grey stone tower where the bells hung, and from which they called the village to church, or chimed for weddings--or gave slowly forth to the silent air one heavy, regular stroke after another. She looked and shuddered, and spoke aloud with a curious, passionate imploring, like a child's."Oh, don't toll! Don't toll!... Long Stories - Post by : bawarrior - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 3130

The Shuttle - Chapter XLV - THE PASSING BELL The Shuttle - Chapter XLV - THE PASSING BELL

The Shuttle - Chapter XLV - THE PASSING BELL
CHAPTER XLV - THE PASSING BELLThe following morning Sir Nigel did not appear at the breakfast table. He breakfasted in his own room, and it became known throughout the household that he had suddenly decided to go away, and his man was packing for the journey. What the journey or the reason for its being taken happened to be were things not explained to anyone but Lady Anstruthers, at the door of whose dressing room he appeared without warning, just as she was leaving it.Rosalie started when she found herself confronting him. His eyes looked hot and hollow with feverish sleeplessness."You... Long Stories - Post by : alleksa - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1241

The Shuttle - Chapter XLIV - A FOOTSTEP The Shuttle - Chapter XLIV - A FOOTSTEP

The Shuttle - Chapter XLIV - A FOOTSTEP
CHAPTER XLIV - A FOOTSTEPIt was cold enough for fires in halls and bedrooms, and Lady Anstruthers often sat over hers and watched the glowing bed of coals with a fixed thoughtfulness of look. She was so sitting when her sister went to her room to talk to her, and she looked up questioningly when the door closed and Betty came towards her."You have come to tell me something," she said.A slight shade of anxiousness showed itself in her eyes, and Betty sat down by her and took her hand. She had come because what she knew was that Rosalie must... Long Stories - Post by : Anastasios - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1353

The Shuttle - Chapter XLIII - HIS CHANCE The Shuttle - Chapter XLIII - HIS CHANCE

The Shuttle - Chapter XLIII - HIS CHANCE
CHAPTER XLIII - HIS CHANCEBetty walked much alone upon the marshes with Roland at her side. At intervals she heard from Mr. Penzance, but his notes were necessarily brief, and at other times she could only rely upon report for news of what was occurring at Mount Dunstan. Lord Mount Dunstan's almost military supervision of and command over his villagers had certainly saved them from the horrors of an uncontrollable epidemic; his decision and energy had filled the alarmed Guardians with respect and this respect had begun to be shared by many other persons. A man as prompt in action, and... Long Stories - Post by : phonewired - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 3130

The Shuttle - Chapter XLII - IN THE BALLROOM The Shuttle - Chapter XLII - IN THE BALLROOM

The Shuttle - Chapter XLII - IN THE BALLROOM
CHAPTER XLII - IN THE BALLROOMThough Dunstan village was cut off, by its misfortune, from its usual intercourse with its neighbours, in some mystic manner villages even at twenty miles' distance learned all it did and suffered, feared or hoped. It did not hope greatly, the rustic habit of mind tending towards a discouraged outlook, and cherishing the drama of impending calamity. As far as Yangford and Marling inmates of cottages and farmhouses were inclined to think it probable that Dunstan would be "swep away," and rumours of spreading death and disaster were popular. Tread, the advanced blacksmith at Stornham, having... Long Stories - Post by : harlonrichards - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 1125

The Shuttle - Chapter XLI - SHE WOULD DO SOMETHING The Shuttle - Chapter XLI - SHE WOULD DO SOMETHING

The Shuttle - Chapter XLI - SHE WOULD DO SOMETHING
CHAPTER XLI - SHE WOULD DO SOMETHINGSir Nigel's face was not a good thing to see when he appeared at the dinner table in the evening. As he took his seat the two footmen glanced quickly at each other, and the butler at the sideboard furtively thrust out his underlip. Not a man or woman in the household but had learned the signal denoting the moment when no service would please, no word or movement be unobjectionable. Lady Anstruthers' face unconsciously assumed its propitiatory expression, and she glanced at her sister more than once when Betty was unaware that she did... Long Stories - Post by : all4one - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2666

The Shuttle - Chapter LX - 'DON'T GO ON WITH THIS' The Shuttle - Chapter LX - "DON'T GO ON WITH THIS"

The Shuttle - Chapter LX - 'DON'T GO ON WITH THIS'
CHAPTER LX - "DON'T GO ON WITH THIS"Of these things, as of others, she had come to her solitude to think. She looked out over the marshes scarcely seeing the wandering or resting sheep, scarcely hearing the crying plover, because so much seemed to confront her, and she must look it all well in the face. She had fulfilled the promise she had made to herself as a child. She had come in search of Rosy, she had found her as simple and loving of heart as she had ever been. The most painful discoveries she had made had been concealed... Long Stories - Post by : Valenti - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2512

The Shuttle - Chapter XXXIX - ON THE MARSHES The Shuttle - Chapter XXXIX - ON THE MARSHES

The Shuttle - Chapter XXXIX - ON THE MARSHES
CHAPTER XXXIX - ON THE MARSHESTHE marshes stretched mellow in the autumn sun, sheep wandered about, nibbling contentedly, or lay down to rest in groups, the sky reflecting itself in the narrow dykes gave a blue colour to the water, a scent of the sea was in the air as one breathed it, flocks of plover rose, now and then, crying softly. Betty, walking with her dog, had passed a heron standing at the edge of a pool.From her first discovery of them, she had been attracted by the marshes with their English suggestion of the Roman Campagna, their broad expanse... Long Stories - Post by : rtreitner - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 2870

The Shuttle - Chapter XXXVIII - AT SHANDY'S The Shuttle - Chapter XXXVIII - AT SHANDY'S

The Shuttle - Chapter XXXVIII - AT SHANDY'S
CHAPTER XXXVIII - AT SHANDY'SOn a late-summer evening in New York the atmosphere surrounding a certain corner table at Shandy's cheap restaurant in Fourteenth Street was stirred by a sense of excitement.The corner table in question was the favourite meeting place of a group of young men of the G. Selden type, who usually took possession of it at dinner time--having decided that Shandy's supplied more decent food for fifty cents, or even for twenty-five, than was to be found at other places of its order. Shandy's was "about all right," they said to each other, and patronised it accordingly, three... Long Stories - Post by : loudenson - Date : April 2012 - Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett - Read : 3316