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Daisy Ashford

  • Mr. Salteena was an elderly man of 42 and was fond of asking people to stay with him.

  • I do hope I shall enjoy myself with you ... I am parshial to ladies if they are nice I suppose it is my nature. I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it.

  • I am very fond of fresh air and royalties.

  • Ethel patted her hair and looked very sneery.

  • ... my life will be sour grapes and ashes without you.

  • Let us now bask under the spreading trees said Bernard in a passiunate tone. Oh yes lets said Ethel and she opened her dainty parasole and sank down upon the long grass. She closed her eyes but she was far from asleep.

  • Bernard placed one arm tightly round her. When will you marry me Ethel he uttered you must be my wife it has come to that I love you so intensly that if you say no I shall perforce dash my body to the brink of yon muddy river he panted wildly. O dont do that implored Ethel breathing rather hard.

  • ... taking the bull by both horns he kissed her violently on her dainty face. My bride to be he murmered several times.

Daisy Ashford, English child-writer

(1881 - 1972)

Full name: Margaret Mary Ashford Devilin. This book was written when the author was 9 years old.