The Cosmopolitan Volume 52

The Cosmopolitan Volume 52

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...if it did--why, you write a beautiful hand. You could be a secretary--or something!." Several years later I remembered that speech.. The following evening my father and had a long talk as we sat together on the veranda. Mother had a headache and had gone to her room early, insisting, however, that I help her undress and see her comfortably in bed before joining my father where he sat alone, smoking. "What have you been doing?" he asked as I came out softly upon the veranda after leaving my mother in a peaceful sleep, soothed thereto by my gentle stroking of her aching head. When I told him he drew me down to a chair beside him. "Poor little girl," he said banteringly, "you are already getting broken into your work, aren't you?" "Work!" I exclaimed, almost indignantly. "I don't call it work to make poor, dear mother comfortable when she is ill."-"It may get monotonous after a while," he remarked dryly. And then he sighed. I asked no questions, but again in my heart was the old familiar ache for him and for my mother and the old puzzling question as to which one I should sympathize with.' Soon our talk drifted to my school-days, and, tentatively, I said to him just what I had said to my mother the evening before about my acquiring some way of earning a living. What did he think of it?. _ ' He smoked for several minutes before he answered. Then he spoke slowly, "Well, daughter dear, I hope that I.will be able to support you as long _as' you live, and when I die leave enough insurance to keep the wolf from the door." '.. "That's what: mother thinks," I ex--' ' plained, "but how ' c an y 0 u know what may...show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818822
  • 9781236818829