Boy, a Sketch Volume 2

Boy, a Sketch 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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...here, Hamlet--King Richard--As you Like It--or whatever you are, --you are a scoundrel! Make yourself into all the people that ever blessed or disgraced the smile. out more confidences: he told her how he had in world, you are an unprincipled cad! I am not Hamlet, thank God!--I am a British officer, and though you are not worth kicking, you are worth whipping for the fun of it. Now, Hamlet, look out!' He smiled pallidly, and said 'Sir!'--but the rest of his sentence was lost. I forget what happened afterwards, till I saw him picked up by two coolies, and carried off. He couldn't act for some time afterwards, --he was ill with a kind of influenza! But I got back the girl's letters for her." i The Major laughed heartily over this reminiscence, and enjoyed himself very much for several minutes, till he noticed the pretty, pensive face of the girl at his side. Then he scolded himself violently and called himself a brute for not considering her feelings more tenderly. "Come, come, don't be downhearted, little woman!" he said kindly. "Take a bright face to Miss Letty. She has her own trouble to bear--and I can see she frets over it too, though she never mentions it, and has asked me not to talk to her about it. But I am sure she had set a good many of her hopes on Boy." "Ah, yes!" and Violet's quick sympathy showed itself in her expressive face. "I know how disappointed she was in him! She had been building up an ideal 'Boy' who did not exist." "And you have perhaps been building up an ideal Max who does not exist," said her uncle good-humouredly. "What a pity it is that all the best and nicest women in the world will...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890442
  • 9781236890443