Collected Works; A Mummer's Wife. 1922

Collected Works; A Mummer's Wife. 1922

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... the sender and the letter. Kate said that Dick had advised her to wear the ring first on one hand and then on the other. "To keep changing it from one hand to another," cried Dolly; "not a bad idea; and now to the health and success of the sender of the ring." "I cannot drink to that toast," Kate answered, laying aside her glass. "That the word 'success' be omitted from the toast," cried Dolly, and the merriment did not cease until the call-boy was heard crying, "Ladies, ladies! Mr. Lennox is waiting on the stage." Then there was a scramble for the glass and the dresser, and Dolly's voice was heard screaming: "Now then, Mother Hubbard, have you the sweetstuff I told you to get? I don't want to go downstairs stinking of raw spirit." "I couldn't get any," said the old woman, "but I brought two slices of bread; that'll do as well." "You're a knowing old card," said Dolly. "Eat a mouthful or two, it'll take the smell off, Mrs. Lennox," and the girls rattled down the staircase, arriving on the stage only just in time for their cue. "Cue for soldiers' entrance," the prompter cried, and on they went, Montgomery taking the music a little quicker than usual till Kate, who was now in the big eight, clean forgot how often she had changed her ring from the left hand to the right. But she did wear it on different hands, and no admirer came up and spoke to her at the stage-door. Dick was there waiting for her; she felt quite safe on his arm, and as soon as they had had a mouthful of supper they began the weekly packing. Next morning it was train and station, station and train, but despite many delays they managed to catch the train, and on Monday...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614488
  • 9781236614483