Cosmopolitan Volume 46

Cosmopolitan Volume 46

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...widow clapped her hands with delight, and there rose in Diefenbach's mind a picture of SemmePs face. He chuckled. "Where to?" asked the chauffeur. Diefenbach turned to his companion. "Oh, anywhere--anywhere at all," said she. "I just want to see how it feels." The chauffeur seemed to understand. He drove across to Fifth Avenue and then northward to and through the park. It was a moonlit night, the air was balmy, and the taxicab behaved beautifully; Diefenbach enjoyed it all as much as the widow did. For a while he kept his eyes upon the dial of the taximeter. Only forty cents! How ridiculously cheap! He would take the widow out in a taxicab every night. Then the indicator jumped to fifty cents. Tut! A mere trifle! Diefenbach ceased to look at it and looked at the widow instead. Now, when you are riding in an open vehicle with a charming woman and the moon is shining overhead and the road stretches smoothly on, without end, and the fragrance of spring is in the air--you know how it is, do you not? Well, so it was with Diefenbach. The widow had never before seemed to him so fair. Never before had she smiled upon him so sweetly nor chatted so gaily about everything in the world save the one matter that troubled his mind. Diefenbach thought it all out very carefully. He reviewed his lonesome past, and he thought of his cheerless present and his hopeless future. Then he blurted out, "Anna, will you marry me?" The widow's eyes opened wide, her lips trembled--although Diefenbach was not sure whether it was distress or merriment that moved her--then, slowly, she shook her head. "Don't be silly, Mr. Diefenbach," she said. "I'm engaged to Mr. Cohen. Didn't Mr. Semmel tell you?" "The...
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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877853
  • 9781236877857