Contradictions Volume 1

Contradictions Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...noticed. She walked quickly, in spite of his devices for lingering, in spite of Gina's openly expressed reluctance to leave these long shores, where the blue waters were beating themselves into flying foam. "Oh," she said, "she was sure that Aunt Mary would be tired of waiting." But when they got back to Mrs. Nesbitt's side, Dorothy's cheerfulness seemed to return. She did not very often look into Mr. Atherton's face, but she answered him gaily, and made no difficulty when he walked by her side to the landing-place, through the gardens, and by the cockney-looking pavilions, where holiday parties sat, eating and drinking, even though Mrs. Nesbitt and Gina were a little behind. "You have not asked one word about Figaro," remarked Atherton, as they passed a sad-looking poodle going through his tricks. "Because you would not tell me," said Dorothy, shaking her head. "I never intended to give you an opportunity for scofiing at w0man's curiosity, when there was nothing to be gained by it. I will ask if you will promise to tell." "Oh, I abhor stipulations," said he, smiling. "When I was a little boy we had an inexorable nurse, who used to say, 'Now, Master Arthur, I'll tell you a, story to-day, provided you promise not to ask for one to-morrow.' I never would promise; it made to-morrow look so dull. You ought to have as noble a mind, and despise limitations." "No; that story gives me no confidence." "Then, I'll tell you what. To-morrow if you ask you shall know." "Really?" "Yes, really." "Oh, then, I will ask, you may be quite sure. And--do you go on...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677180X
  • 9781236771803