Concerning Teddy

Concerning Teddy

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...her. Teddy looked after them in puzzled silence; then, with a sudden exclamation, he turned to his companion. 'Half a tick! I'll be b-back again directly/ he said breathlessly, and joined the others on the ball room floor. 'I s-say, Caroline, c-can you dance number sixteen with me?' he inquired with anxiety. Caroline made pretence of consulting her programme. 'There's not one left, ' she said severely, 'you should have come and asked me before.' 'But I haven't had a minute, ' urged Teddy, 'b-besides I knew you'd keep some for me; you did last year, you know.' Caroline thrust the card back into her pocket, and slipped her hand through Aubrey's arm. 'Well, I didn't do it this year, ' she said superbly. 'Come along Aubrey, I'm going to dance with that schoolfellow of yours.' She moved away, Aubrey hanging back a trifle reluctantly, and Teddy, indignant, rejoined his partner on the dais, to find in her gracious welcome balm for a wounded spirit. 'Is your Uncle Charlie engaged to that pretty lady?' she asked him, an hour later. Teddy started. 'G-goodness! No!' said he hastily. Visions of a boon companion spoiled oppressed his mind. He glanced anxiously at Uncle Charlie, but a laughing nod from that good friend and sportsman reassured him instantly. 'It's all right, ' he said, with a sigh of relief, and forthwith became expansive. 'I don't much 1-like people getting engaged, ' he said confidentially. His companion opened wide eyes of wonder. 'My sister is engaged, ' she said. 'I think she likes it. Why don't you?' 'Oh!' said Teddy. 'I c-can't exactly explain; you wouldn't understand the reason. C-come on, let's have another turn.' 'But do tell me; why shouldn't I understand?' she persisted presently, in a breathless pause 'Why, you couldn't be...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980174
  • 9781236980175