Felix Volume 1

Felix 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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... for some. She was warmly muffled up in a cloak and had her icewool shawl wound about her throat. She could not find her purse, and had to get up in the cab in order to seek for it. This was a matter of time, and Felix stood at the door, flanked by porters, and scarlet with vexation and impatience. He felt as if the eyes of all London were upon them. Mrs. Wilding, bending forward, dived into the back recesses of her costume. Her shawl fell off onto the greasy stones. "For God's sake make haste, mater!" whispered Felix fiercely, snatching up the shawl. When the porters had at length been paid, and the cab rattled slowly down the incline to the gates, the perspiration stood on his face. He turned his shoulder to his mother and glared out of the window, which was open. "I think perhaps we had better have the window up," said Mrs. Wilding. "Why on earth?" "It is dreadfully damp." "Well, if you want us to be suffocated!" he retorted. He pulled the window up with a jerk. It stuck. At that moment Felix felt as if he could dash his hand through it. He struggled with it, but in vain. "Never mind," said his mother. "Perhaps it is better to have some air." Her voice sounded rather tremulous. She put her shawl over her mouth and leaned back in her corner. Felix did not speak to. her once till they were in Victoria Street, which looked excessively dark and dreary. Then he said, without turning to l1er: "Hadn't we better go on to the hotel first?" "Oh no, I should like to help you to see to all your things." "There's nothing to see to." "They might knock about the trunks carrying them up. They are very careless...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698059X
  • 9781236980595