Current Literature Volume 43

Current Literature Volume 43

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Voild, zc hair--e'est admirable, as any one may perceive! Pardon, while for one little minute I arrange! Ah--mon Dieu! Regard ze difference!" The two were at this moment in a certain millinery shop conducted by a discreet and agreeable compatriot of Fifine's. This individual now produced a modest hat of black, garnished with plumes, which, set lightly on the loosened bands of golden-brown hair, completed the effect "dilicicuscmcnt!" declared the French women in chorus. With a beating heart Miss Philura stared into the mirror at her changed reflection. "It is quite--quite true!" she said aloud. "It is all true." Fifine and the milliner exchanged delightful shrugs and grimaces. In truth, the small, erect figure, in its perfectly fitting gown, bore no resemblance to the plain, elderly Miss Philura of yesterday. As for the face beneath the nodding plumes, it was actually radiant--transfigured--with joy and hope. Mrs. J. Mortimer Van Deuser regarded the apparition which greeted her at luncheon with open disapproval! This new Miss Philura, with the prettily flushed cheeks, the bright eyes, the fluff of waving hair, and--yes, actually a knot of fragrant violets at her breast, had given her an unpleasant shock of surprise. "I am sure I hope you can afford all this," was her comment, with a deliberate adjustment of eyebrows and glasses calculated to add mordant point and emphasis to her words. "Oh, yes," replied Miss Fhilura tranquilly, but with heightened color; "I can afford whatever I like now." Mrs. Van Deuser stared hard at her guest. She found herself actually hesitating before Philura Rice. Then she drew her massive figure to its full height, and again bent the compelling...show more

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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981774
  • 9781236981776