The Atlantic Volume 44

The Atlantic Volume 44

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...creature a piastre, and of course looked at the address. " It is mine," said Irene, reaching hastily for it. " It must have dropped out of my pocket when I paid for that rohotlicoom. " But the doctor had already seen the superscription of " Mr. Porter Brassey, American Consul, Beirut." "Vhat are you corresponding with that man for?" he demanded, quite in his old domineering way. Now Irene might have told him that Mr. Brassey had written her a second offer of marriage, and that this letter contained a courteous refusal of the same. But of course she did not feel at liberty to disclose the consul's love secrets, --at least, not to another gentleman. " I have business with him," she laughed. " Do you suppose that ladies never have anything to do with affairs of state? " " Nonsense!" said the doctor. " I insist upon knowing what that letter is about." " I can't tell you." " What do you mean? " he almost shouted. " Are you to correspond with that commonplace creature, and your old friends to know nothing about it? " " My old friends of six months' standing! " Irene laughed again. " If it is your secret, of course I don't insist," he ret/orted, sarcastically. " Of course it is n't my secret. How you do jibe at me! But I am not going to tell you; I won't tell you the first thing." " You must n't send the letter, then." " I must and shall send it. How absurd! " " Well, go on in your own way," he replied, loudly. " You will get into trouble, with your recklessness, some of these days." He was...show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990382
  • 9781236990389