Leonie of the Jungle, by Conquest, Joan
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- ISBN: 9781421841854 | 1421841851
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 6/30/2007
Who found the kitten? "Me," quavered the childish voice. Lady Susan Hetth tchcked with her tongue against her rather prominent teeth at the lamentable lapse in grammar, and looked crossly at Leonie, who immediately lifted up the quavering voice and wept. Sobs too big for such a little girl shook the slender body, whilst great tears dripped from the long lashes to the tip of the upturned nose, down the chin and on the knee of the famous specialist, against which she rested. "Stand up, Leonie, and push your hair out of your eyes!" The thin little body tautened like an overstrung violin string, and a shock of russet hair was pushed hastily back from a pair of indefinable eyes, in which shone the light of an intense grief strange in one so young.