In Cotton Wool Volume 1

In Cotton Wool 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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... perfume, and laughed softly. "Mr. Calcraft, how do my advanced views strike you?" "They strike me as enormously interesting. Please go on." But just then there came a dull reverberation as of distant thunder. It was the hotel gong warning inmates to dress for dinner. Lenny looked at the Sevres clock. Good gracious! He had been here two hours. He hurriedly prepared to take leave. "Good night, Mr. Calcraft. It was kind of you to come. You'll came again, won't you?" She had risen to shake hands. She was looking at him very frankly, and her blue eyes seemed to be searching for some mute answer to a doubt, or instinctive confirmation of a wish. It was the enquiry that he had seen before, but now greatly intensified. "I shall love to come again. But really I must apologise for paying you such a lengthy visitation." "Oh, don't!" And she laughed and shivered. "Visitation! It is cruelty to words to use that one--it is so tired; it has been worked to death." "Yes, I ought to have thought of something more original;" and, as he took her hand in his, he also was laughing. She looked at him more intently still, anxiously. "Well, it is of importance in these circumstances--because, with a new acquaintance, a commonplace phrase frig/ztens one. You are a little different from other people, aren't you?... You know, I shouldn't have talked to everybody as I talked to you." "You have honoured me--and I feel the honour." She had allowed her hand to rest in his, and, while speaking now, he exerted the faintest possible pressure or retaining force. She did not withdraw the hand; but instantaneously it seemed to become very limp...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971388
  • 9781236971388