The Crux

The Crux

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Excerpt: ...not; yet she had no vacant room. Vivian, flushed and excited, moved anew by her old 165 attraction, eagerly helped the visitor take off her wraps, Mrs. Pettigrew standing the while, with her arms folded, in the doorway of her room, her thin lips drawn to a hard line, as one intending to repel boarders at any risk to life or limb. Dr. Bellair had returned to her apartments at the first sound of the visitor's voice. She, gracious and calm in the midst of confusion, sat in a wreath of down-dropped silken wrappings, and held Vivian's hand. "You dear child!" she said, "how well you look! What a charming place this is. The doctors sent me West for my health; I'm on my way to California. But when I found the train stopped hereshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236734602
  • 9781236734600