Found Wanting; A Novel Volume 1

Found Wanting; A Novel 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...on to enquire when he is calling on Mr. Riddell!" "On Mr. Riddell? Ah, yes, just so; men don't waste much time on small civilities," said Madame Zavadoskoi, carelessly. "And he is really a busy man," added Madame Falk. "Or says he is!" returned the other, laughing. "You have beguiled me out of half an hour of my valuable time, and I must run away. Good-morning and good-bye for a while. I am going to be very busy. Bartie, you must come and breakfast with me some day soon; I will send you a little note." She kissed Miss Barton, shook hands with Madame Falk, and smiled sweetly on May. Carr also said good-morning and accompanied her to her carriage. "Do you never intend to ride with me again?" he asked. "Not for the present," she said; "you.must amuse yourself elsewhere. If you have nothing better to do, come home with me. I will give you some tea and we will discuss my ball." "With pleasure, madame; such an invitation is not to be refused." He followed her into her dainty coupe, which soon whirled them to the Avenue Marboeuf. The samovar was ready in the countess's especial sitting-room, --a delightful apartment, though less gorgeous in its furniture and decorations than the rest of the house, its chief adornment being abundant hot-house flowers. "Ah!" exclaimed Madame Zavadoskoi, "this is tolerably comfortable," and she threw aside her cloak, removing her hat, and deliberately arranging her hair before one of the many glasses. "Do you take lemon or cream?" "Cream, if you please." "Ah! barbarous taste, my dear friend! It is very difficult to break you in...".show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893530
  • 9781236893536