Cast on the Waters

Cast on the Waters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...sole law that ruled the universe? He was trying to collect his energies for a rush and a last protest when the door opened again and Mr. Oates came back smiling. 'Did you think I was off?' he inquired. 'No, I couldn't go. But look here, Mr. Battiscombe! I have a wife and family to support, and only a little shop to do it with; and when I first heard about this bill, I thought you had been deceiving me on purpose, and I was riled--yes, sir, as riled as it's possible for a very commonplace sort of person to be. Now, I know different; for if you'd meant to swindle me, you wouldn't care what happened to Mrs. Gick. I ain't such a fool as I look, you see. But I just wish you'd let me have a whack at that scoundrel Whiffin.' 'Not on any account. You quite misjudge him, I assure you.' 'Come now, you're not a bad sort, ' said Mr. Oates, smiling; 'not at all a bad sort, if you'll excuse me for saying so. I like you for sticking up for the fellow, and I like your little stories and such like, and I feel sure you'll get on. How's the writing going on to-day? I've been reading some queer things about authors. Do your characters talk to you like I'm doing?' 'Sometimes, ' replied Mark, with a sad smile, ' their voices are so loud that I start and look round the room. But lately they have been talking in whispers, so low, so distant, so mixed up with a troubled murmur that I can scarcely catch them.' 'You're not well, Mr. Battiscombe. You want exercise. So you are all going to leave me. Well, perhaps it's for the best. If Mrs. Gick can't manage the rent, she's better away for her own sake, to say nothing of me. And what are you going to do? I haven't been in the habit of letting lodgings, but I've got a little spare room which I could let you have. And then if you...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535774
  • 9781236535771