The Century; A Popular Quarterly Volume 22

The Century; A Popular Quarterly Volume 22

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: It was the unfashionable hour of five o'clock, and they had gone to an unfashionable distance, with a vague intention of enjoying that freedom from conventionalities which was represented as a large and attractive feature of the place. But the enjoyment which often fails to accompany freedom was wanting here. The evening was gray; the ocean turbulent; and the narrow beach, bounded on one side by the sea and on the other by huge sand-dunes, had, at that hour, no other promenaders. Anne was almost afraid, and the soul she had brought out for an airing seemed to shrink within the fichu which bound its residence. It was, in fact, a large landscape for small city younglings to fill; but the young man did his best to fill it with his unimposing presence and with the sort of conversation that he poured into reception-rooms in the city of Brotherly Love. He was wholly unaffected by the gray desolation, and absorbed in the improvement of his present opportunities. He was a son of Ex-Senator Corbin, and much impressed by the fitness of his attentions to a lady also distinguished by parental eminence. Wide white cuffs were a prominent adjunct of his toilet, and on the lapel of his coat was a diamond-shaped pin, inscribed with three letters in Greek. "This is my third year here," he informed her. "I come early and stay late. There are a number of places I should like to show you before the crowd gets here. About the first of August they begin to pour in, --about next week. We're early. The ladies are here, and the college fellows, but I think I've noticed that the men who are in business don't run down till August. That is the advantage of not being in business." But with all his advantages, he plainly, in her eyes, more

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  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,170g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933397
  • 9781236933393