Considered Novels and Stories

Considered Novels and Stories

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...a week since I have tasted meat." "I--I--brought a few things with me," continued the girl, with a certain hesitating timidity. She reached down and produced a basket from the shadow of the walL "These chickens,"--she held up a pair of pullets--"the Commander-in-Chief himself could not buy. I kept them for my Commander! And this pot of marmalade, which I know my Allan loves, is the same I put up last summer. I thought (very tenderly) you might like a piece of that bacon you liked so once, dear. Ah, sweetheart, shall we ever sit down to our little board? Shall we ever see the end of this awful war? Don't you think, dear (very pleadingly), it would be best to give it up? King George is not such a very bad man, is he? I've thought, sweetheart (very confidently), that mayhap, you and he might make it all up without the aid of those Washingtons, who do nothing but starve one to death. And if the King only knew you, Allan--should see you as I do, sweetheart--he'd do just as you say." During this speech she handed him the several articles alluded to, and he received them, storing them away in such receptacles of his clothing as were convenient. With this notable difference; that with her the act was graceful and picturesque; with him there was a ludicrousness of suggestion that his broad shoulders and uniform only heightened. "I think not of myself, lass," he said, putting the eggs in his pocket, and buttoning the chickens within his martial breast. "I think not of myself, and perhaps I often spare that counsel which is but little heeded. But I have a duty to my men--to Connecticut. (He here tied the marmalade up in his handkerchief.) I confess I have sometimes thought I might, under provocation, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847695
  • 9781236847690