The Argosy

The Argosy

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Excerpt: ...a snare and a delusion. "Who did that?" Captain Monk, frightened from his after-dinner nap by the crash, came forth in anger. Kate got a box on the ear, and was sent to bed howling. "You should send her to school, papa." "And I will," declared the Captain. "She startled me out of my sleep. Out of a dream, too. And it is not often I dream. I thought I was hearing the chimes." "Chimes which I have not yet been fortunate enough to hear," said Mr. Grame with a smile. Eliza recalled the sound of the bells she had set in motion, and thought it must have penetrated to her father in his sleep. "By George, no! You shall, though, Grame. They shall ring the new year in when it comes." "Aunt Emma won't like that," laughingly commented Eliza. She was trying to be gay and careless before Robert Grame. "Aunt Emma may dislike it!" retorted the Captain. "She has picked up some ridiculously absurd notion, Grame, that the bells bring ill-luck when they are heard. Women are so foolishly superstitious." "That must be a very far-fetched superstition," said the parson. "One might as well believe in witches," mocked the Captain. "I have given in to her fancies for some years, not to cross her, and let the bells be silent: she's a good woman on the whole; but be hanged if I will any longer. On the last day of this year, Grame, you shall hear the chimes." How it came about nobody exactly knew, unless it was through Hubert, but matters were smoothed for the parson and Lucy. Pg 132 Mrs. Carradyne knew his worth, and she saw that they were as much in love with one another as ever could be Hodge and Joan. She liked the idea of Lucy being settled near hershow more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236719212
  • 9781236719218