The Delineator Volume 60, No. 1

The Delineator Volume 60, No. 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...in the grass, kept ostensible watch and ward. They were a keen pain to David. "She could be indicted for nuisance, keeping those unholy monstrosities in the sight of the public," he thought. The garden was gay with roses and peonies; bleeding heart and ribbon grass decorated his path, their trimness declaring actual seizin in someone, but there was no answer to his knock at the austere gray door. "When I want strawberries I want them," he said doggedly. And with that thought in mind he turned the corner of the house. By the kitchen door was a square of stone flagging with a pump. At one corner stood a wooden bench beside a bush covered with hundreds of blooming white roses, and on the bench sat a girl in a blue print gown, with bare arms and a wide apron, hulling strawberries. David assumed an air of courts. "Does Mrs. Howlett still live here?" he inquired. "Yes," answered the girl briefly and rose at once, setting aside her bowl of leafy berries. "Oh, I did not mean to interrupt you," he stammered. "Why cannot a girl let well enough alone. She ought to sit for all eternity in that position, so occupied. Having found the ideal milieu she should never desert it." He did not, however, voice this remonstrance but, as she seemed to expect an explanation, continued: "I merely remembered Auntie Howlett's strawberries and cream and came in to ask for some." He had never known a fancy to realize itself in this superior manner. "Auntie is preserving," she said. "If you will send in your name" "David Randell." She gazed with incurious eyes. Evidendy she had never heard of him before. As she turned to go in Auntie appeared at the door, demanding more...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940997
  • 9781236940995