Deep Channel

Deep Channel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1923 edition. Excerpt: ...now with the light of discovery. His face broke all at once into laughter. It was a whimsical trick of his nature to experience a certain rueful mirth over his own futilities. "Yes," he assented, "it is foolish! But anyhow we don't have to do it with one another, do we," he said, restating the fact. "I 'm kind of lonesome to-night, that was why I come down--I did n't really want the shears." "I know. I understand," she answered again. "My wife likes the movies. She goes to 'em 'most every night, but I don't care nothin' about 'em. I don't see what people finds in them." "I don't either," she confessed. Thereafter they, fell into easy and simple conversation. Indeed, why should he not sit and talk a little while to her? He told her of the small happenings of his day at the News office and of the big and terrible news of the world. He did not hasten to cover up any silence with the clatter of talk. He spoke when he felt like it, sitting in the plush rocker and watching her sew, and she replied--or was silent--as she pleased. He stayed for a half-hour or so and then he rose. "Well, I reckon it's time for me to tell you good-night," he said, and slipped away up the stairs without further comment. After that he came again and again. The house would be still, --as it never was when Elizabeth's noisy personality was at home, --Julie would be sewing by her light, when she would hear the key turn in the lock and his foot upon the stair. Once or twice he said, "I was kind of lonesome; maybe you 'll let me sit here a spell," but later he came without even that preamble, simply saying, "Well, Miss Julie, here I am," and dropping into the plush rocker as though it were his place that was waiting for him. At first his talk was only general news of the day, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668944
  • 9781236668943