The Artful Miss Dill

The Artful Miss Dill

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...same wood, and a picture was let into each. The doors and the unglazed presses were more elaborately carved, the former being copies in walnut of the bronze doors of the cathedral at Pisa, the latter in some of the designs of the cedar ceiling in the library at Bologna. The whole was sumptuous, with crimson curtains and monuments of ormolu--enough to make the heart of a rash intruder sink within him. It would be impossible to imagine a gang of English burglars entering this room suddenly and then persisting in the rifling of the mansion. It would need French revolutionaries to do the job. But the feeling of which Captain Dill was conscious on entering the room was not one of awe; it was more akin to a feeling of jealousy--a rebellious feeling against the disposition of affairs by Fate or Destiny--it was the devil that was in his mind at that moment. That the man who had been on the same level as himself a few years before--he thought of the space of time as a few years, though in reality it was twenty-five--should now be the owner of such wealth as was represented by this room, made him feel that there was something wrong with things in general. But this feeling of bitterness was quickly succeeded by another. He was conscious of a sudden exultation--the exultation of a cunning strategist who sees a splendidly equipped army in his power. He saw his old friend Theodore Gresham crossing the room to meet him, and he hurried forward to shorten the space between them. Sir Theodore was holding out his hand; his visitor grasped it in both his own, saying: "Dear old boy! Dear old boy! After all these years! Oh, Time! Time!" (A few seconds before he had been thinking of the space as only a year or two, but in the interval he had...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697767X
  • 9781236977670