A Comedy in Spasms

A Comedy in Spasms

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...takes civilization as interpreted by Jane." " Upon my word," she thought grimly, taking a broad view of the young man. " I ought to hold my tongue about Jane. I should like to know at what period a woman passes her phase of subjectivity to anything positively virile, even should every higher intellectual quality be in the bud. Would I have chattered myself breathless to save the self-esteem of the poor little Colonel---not I! " Oh, well, it's a natural instinct, to like the strong and upright. England's battles," reflected this moustached daughter of soldiers, " were never won with ships made of weeping willows. Empire makers don't sufler from rickets. I'm not after all quite such a fool as I appeared to myself a minute ago. "Let me have the paper," she said laying hold of it. " I'm interested in the Nelligan case." "Miss Sefton," he said with genuine concern, "have I done wrong in not speaking of Annette? " " My dear boy, no one but yourself can answer that question. My own opinion is that a casual mention of the Family Arrangement would have argued no 'confounded impudence ' on your part, and might have provided mental pabulum for many feminine minds. At the same time," she added with a beguiling smile, "you're surely grown up enough to be aware that no permanent injury can result from so trivial an omission." Having thus vindicated Elizabeth's dignity, she went below to have a breathless flood of stoker poured upon her by a weeping Jane whom, with all her haste to find Elizabeth, she delayed to console grimly and to restore to some stiffness of vertebration. She then proceeded to Elizabeth's cabin to find its occupant dressing...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855663
  • 9781236855664