In A Newport Aquarelle, Maud Howe paints a delicate picture of people and life in the dreamy island of Newport—and of the ripples created by the arrival a stranger—Larkington, a handsome, unknown Englishman. And, especially, of the beautiful Gladys Carleton and her two suitors.
"Oh, old Mr. Carleton was an enormously rich man, and she is his only child. She is an excellent woman of business, and manages her own affairs entirely. She has a mother; but Mrs. Carleton is not here this summer. She is an old lady, and finds Newport too exciting for her taste."
This is what was said on the sidewalk.
The lady in the carriage who was the subject of this conversation said to her companion,—
"Do you know who that man with Count Clawski is, Gladys?"
"Oh yes, Cousin Amelia; I can tell you all about him. His name is Larkington,—the Hon. Cuthbert Larkington. He is an Englishman, of high family.... Mrs. Craig was telling us all about him this morning. She had been looking him up in the Peerage...."
2215555A Newport AquarelleMaud Howe1883
THE CASINO, NEWPORT.
Copyright, 1883, By Roberts Brothers.
PRINTED BY JOHN WILSON AND SON,
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