A Chelsea Householder [By Hon. E. Lawless]

A Chelsea Householder [By Hon. E. Lawless]

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...you? " he said. " No, not ill," she answered rather faintly. "I'm a little tired, I suppose, that's all." " Take my arm." Muriel took it. At another time she might have hesitated, or been struck at all events by the oddity, not to say the supreme ridiculousness, of the whole situation, but just now it seemed to her the most natural thing in the world; indeed, anything more purely official than the young man's whole manner it would be difficult to imagine. " Are you hungry? Have you had any luncheon? " was the next question. In spite of herself she could not help smiling. " I believe I am rather hungry," she answered meekly. " Never mind though; I shall have dinner as soon as I get back, so pray don't trouble to get me anything." He made no answer, and they walked on in silence till they came to a cottage at the end of the lane. Here he paused. " Sit down, please," he said, pointing to a bench, and before Muriel had time to realize his intention he had disappeared into the house, and was back again with a cup of milk in one hand and a large cottage loaf in the other. " Oh, but indeed, indeed I can't eat it. I really can't! " she exclaimed. " The truth is, I have no money with me to pay for anything--not a single penny." He laughed. " I think Mrs. Short will trust me with the price of a loaf," he said. " Why, I used to lodge here when I first came to the parish. I'm only sorry that there doesn't seem any butter forthcoming." He was cutting slices with a rapidity which seemed to denote considerable practice, and now gravely handed her one upon the point of the knife. Muriel took it, feeling herself reduced to the level of the smallest of small school-children as she did so. If Elizabeth Prettyman, she thought, could only see her now! What a...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671783
  • 9781236671783