The Atlantic Volume 20

The Atlantic Volume 20

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...which might have embarrassed a diplomatist of higher degree. have another 0' thim big tahks togither, an' sure the old hole for the stove-pipe has niver been stopped up yet." Mr. Bradshaw and Miss Cynthia went into the parlor together, and Mistress Kitty retired to her kitchen. There was a deep closet belonging to this apartment, separated by a partition from the parlor. There was a round hole high up in this partition through. which a stove-pipe had once passed. Mistress Kitty placed a stool just under this opening, upon which, as on a pedestal, she posed herself with great precaution in the attitude of the goddess of other people's secrets, that is to say, with her head a little on one side, so as to bring her liveliest ear close to the opening. The conversation which took place in the hearing of the invisible third party began in a singularly free-and-easy manner on Mr. Bradshaw's part. "VVhat the d is the see Myrtle, Cynthia?" " That 's more than I can tell you, Mr. Bradshaw. I can watch her goings on, but I can't account for her tantrums." "You say she has had some of her old nervous whims, --has the doctor been to see her 2 " " No indeed. She has kept to herself a good deal, but I don't think there 's anything in particular the matter with her. She looks well enough, only she seems a little queer, ---as girls do that have taken:1 fancy into their heads that they 're in love, you know, ---absent-minded, ---does n't seem to be interested in things as you would expect after being away so long." Mr. Bradshaw looked as if this did not please him particularly. If he was the object' of her thoughts she would not avoid him, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933044
  • 9781236933041