Aladdin and Co

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Excerpt: ...know about that," said Jim lazily, looking over at the other group; "a woman can conceal her feelings in such a case pretty completely." "I don't know about that," echoed Antonia. "I wish I did; it would simplify things." 170 "I believe," said I, "that it's a simple enough matter for you to solve and manage as it is." "But it's so absurd to bother with!" said she; "and what's the use?" "Doesn't it seem that way?" said Jim. "And yet you know we brought him here for a definite purpose; and in his present state he can't make good. Just read his editorial this morning: it would add gloom to the proceedings, read at a funeral. We want things whooped up, and he wants to whoop 'em; but long screeds on 'The Sacred Right of Self-destruction' hurt things, and bring the paper into disrepute, and crowd out optimistic matter that we desire. And as long as both families want the thing brought about, and there is good reason to think that Laura will not prove eternally immovable, I take it to be an important enough matter, from the standpoint of dollars and cents, for the exercise of our diplomacy." "Well, then," said Antonia, "get the people together on some social occasion, and we'll try." "I've thought," said Jim, "of having a house-warming
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236722779
  • 9781236722775