A Garrison Tangle Volume 4

A Garrison Tangle Volume 4

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Mrs. Turner began to glow at white heat, to indicate that she was wearying of her guest. Mrs. Turner, of course, fluttered in and out as though conferring blessings on the rooftree. It could never by any human possibility occur to her that she would be unwelcome anywhere, and it was she who silenced the faint scruples which Miss Maynard confessed to, and bade her rest assured that the Stannards were only too glad to have her stay and take care of Mr. Maynard, as otherwise they would have to do it themselves. It was very late--nearly half-past eleven--when Miss Maynard took her seat by Nathalie's bedside and began her survey of the dimly lighted room. A bureau with mirror and toilet-stand was against the wall next the entrance door. A little couch extended across the north end of the room under some bookshelves. The dormer window, daintily draped, was almost at the foot of the couch. The washstand and a little mirror stood near the foot of the bed. Nathalie's trunk, covered with a Navajo blanket, was against the wall beyond the washstand, and quite a tall, wardrobe-like arrangement for skirts and gowns was built against the partition between the front and rear rooms. Everything looked dim and indistinct in the faint light near the bedside, and before seating herself Miss Maynard had moved the chair so that instead of facing the silent patient she had the little table between her and the bed, and here, her hands crossed idly in her lap, she sat some time, glancing about the room, thinking over with fluttering heart her exciting and troublous interview with Ronald, listening for any sound from the invalid to indicate that her services were needed, thinking of the strange array of circumstances that had brought her to the bedside...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868102
  • 9781236868107