An Average Man Volume 2

An Average Man Volume 2

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ..."I told you so."-When Percy had sufficiently recovered from his gleeful astonishment, he returned to the charge. He felt, somehow, that it was exceedingly important that he should know exactly what Mabel thought; and... and put her right, of course. "I don't feel that a bit," he said. "Now, Colonel Maitland----" "Oh! he doesn't count," said the girl. "He never dreams of going to church or to confession or to anything like that. His wife's an Anglican, and so are his children." "But I can't see why you object----" "I don't mean it's exactly wrong," said Mabel, "though my father would have a fit if he heard me say so. We're all very low-church, you know. But... but it's so second-rate. If Colonel Maitland was a proper Catholic, I don't suppose we should have him here, you know.... It's second-rate; that's all I mean. Like... like marrying an actress." Percy caught his breath. v. Percy was very silent indeed as he drove home in the dusk. ' It was not that Mabel had introduced an entirely new set of ideas to his mind: rather it was that she had put into words, with a startling appropriateness, exactly those ideas which, almost formlessly, had been materialising round him ever since he had come into his kingdom. The appropriateness had been more than startling: she had linked together as subject and illustration precisely the two very acts which Percy was contemplating. And the worst of it was that he saw precisely what she meant. To marry an actress, to become a Catholic--these were "not wrong"; but they were "second-rate." They were out of harmony with...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770455
  • 9781236770455