The Catholic Man; A Study

The Catholic Man; A Study

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...drugget, partly worn, covered the dark, polished floor beneath the large, study table. The table itself seemed littered with the identical papers and small note-books that had lain there in orderly confusion when Paul had last left the room. The few simple ornaments on the high, plain mantel-shelf were unchanged, except that a vase of roses had strayed out of the abundance of the garden to tell of the season's change. The flowers in summer, and the fire in winter, were the only variations that had visited this sanctum since Paul was a little child, and his mother, with her sweet face and floating draperies--almost a child herself--had brought her little one there to put a touch of beauty in the room her husband lived in. But no one ever came there now, except at the pastor's call; his sister flitted in and out each day while he was taking his morning walk, lifting each paper daintily, with her gloved hands, and carefully dusting and replacing everything herself, while the pastor innocently imagined that his papers had lain as he had placed them, absolutely untouched, for years. The student lamp was lighted on the little stand beside the easy chair in the window, throwing its soft light over the open Bible which lay on top of the few books which were the minister's daily companions, and Paul would have established his father there, but Mr. Herbert stopped him and signed that the lamp should be brought to his desk, where he seated himself, still silently, and took up one of the note-books. Paul remained standing, wishing to do nothing to prolong the conversation since he had announced his decision, and feeling far less equal to argument here, where the ground seemed so exclusively his father's, than he had done in the open air. But Mr. Herbert, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501349
  • 9781236501349