Briseis Volume 2

Briseis 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...are delightfully thin; if you're anybody at all, you'll recognise the whole crowd. One or two most dis-tinguished critics have seen the proof-sheets, and are charmed; and she'll get a testimonial from Mr. G. or she's not the woman I take her for. Now let me see: I'd better tell you whom you'll sit next. On your left will be a Mr. Quincey Hooper--he's the London cor-respondent of an American paper; nothing to alarm you about him; he'll probably tuck the corner of his table-napkin under his chin, and he'll certainly talk all the time about lords; nothing worse than that. Then on the other side you'll have a Miss Penguin. She's a poetess--a great, wild, fearsome poetess. But you won't mind. She's a giddy old crock; and she'll tell you strange stories about a set of people whom she calls the aristocracy. She doesn't know anything about them; but that's neither here nor there; and she's a playful old kitten: you'll find her great fun. Oh, here's my beneficent Miss Caledon--I must go and speak to her"--and off he went to welcome the intrepid young lady-journalist, whose extremely pretty gray eyes appeared at this moment to have something of demure amuse-ment in them. 9 Now if it was by way of a trick that Frank Gordon had foisted the Passionate Poetess on to poor, innocent, unsuspecting Aunt Jean, he was well served out. For when by-and-by this large company had sedately filed into the luncheon-room, and when they were engaged in finding out their appointed seats--and while the zither-choir from the Black Forest was playing "Alle Vogel sind schon da, alle Vogel, alle!" so that it seemed as if the birds of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832728
  • 9781236832726