All the World

All the World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... examination of his books, and he is likely to be arrested and fined as a profiteer. Requa, I would just as soon repudiate my American citizenship and go over to the Germans and try to secure the commercial business of which they have been stripped by the war, as to be associated with your father in a business which he has apparently conducted for his own selfish profit while other men have been fighting for the world's life." Now, Requa Randall, like other girls, daughters of rich men in America, who know nothing of the intricate affairs of business, if she ever thought of it at all, thought of it as a source of her physical happiness. And her father was to her a kind, indulgent, affectionate father. Like a blow on her heart, here stood her lover, the person she loved next to her father, charging him with monstrous wrong and actually calling him selfish. And she drew back, threw up her head, and said the first angry word she had ever spoken to her soldier lover. "Richard Ward, my father is the soul of honour! Any one who tries to cast dishonour on him is no friend of mine! Do you understand that?" Dick received the blow standing. He was pale, and sweat stood on his forehead. "Requa," he said gently, "I do not think you understand your father's business. I don't feel able to argue with you. I have received the answer to my question. You are not willing to go with ine. Oh, Requa! I do not know how I can bear it!" Yielding to his feeling Dick suddenly rushed past Requa out into the hall and had opened the door just as Requa, swiftly repentant of her anger, came running out and crying, "Oh, Dick, dear Dick, don't go! I don't understand it all! You know I love you dearly! Dear Dick, I am sorry! I...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850572
  • 9781236850577