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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...out of her head, and would carry away with him unwittingly a lock of her hair. It would be an invisible bond between them. Involuntarily he would think, would dream of her; he would love her a little more the next day. Suddenly he said: "I must leave you, for I am expected at the Chamber for the close of the session. I cannot be absent to-day." She sighed: "Already!" Then adding resignedly: "Go, my darling, but you will come to dinner tomorrow"; she rose abruptly. For a moment she felt a sharp, stinging pain as if needles had been stuck into her head, but she was glad to have suffered for him. "Adieu," said she. He took her in his arms and kissed her eyes coldly; then she offered him her lips which he brushed lightly as he said: "Come, come, let us hurry; it is after three o'cIock." She passed out before him saying: "To-morrow at seven"; he repeated her words and they separated. Du Roy returned at four o'clock to await his mistress. She was somewhat late because her husband had come home for a week. She asked: "Can you come to dinner to-morrow? He will be delighted to see you." "No; I dine at the Walters. We have a great many political and financial matters to talk over." She took off her hat. He pointed to a bag on the mantelpiece: "l bought you some sweetmeats." She clapped her hands. "What a darling you are!" She took them, tasted one, and said: "They are delicious. I shall not leave one. Come, sit down in the armchair, I will sit at your feet and eat my bonbons." He smiled as he saw her take the seat a short while since occupied by Mme. Walter. She too, called him "darling, little one, ...
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823524
  • 9781236823526