The Girl with the Blue Sailor

The Girl with the Blue Sailor

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... clapped his hands softly. " Worthy of a larger audience! " She flushed a little, but could not wholly repress the smile that sprang to her lips. " You were pretending, too," she said. " When, may I ask? " " When you stood down there a moment ago attitudinising and spouting poetry." It was his turn to flush, and he reddened in good earnest. " I assure you," he said, " I am not such a fool as that! " " Then you did n't know I was here? " " Certainly not; how should I? " "I thought it was a plot!" she cried, and stamped her foot. " I think so yet! " "A plot? A plot?" and a sudden light burst in upon him. " Oh, now I understand!" "Then you are a victim, too? " " Oh, not a victim--quite the opposite of a victim--a beneficiary, a favourite of fortune!" " And you did n't know?" " I swear it! " and he placed his hand upon his heart. " Then I suppose I must forgive you." "You certainly must. May I come up?" " If you wish. I 'm coming down." "Then I won't come up. Oh, yes; I must! " " Must?" "I promised." " Promised whom?" " My benefactor who brought me hither." " One of the plotters?" " I suppose so--I forgive all his sins against me, though they are many and grievous." She stamped her foot again with a gesture he thought adorable. " Oh, it is too bad of them! " she cried. " I don't understand how they could do it. I never suspected--" She stopped, her brows knitted in thought. He was quite content to stand and look to her. "May I ask where you 're stopping?" she inquired, at last. "I'm the guest of Mynheer Van Valkenburgh." "Then you know the Robertses?" " Oh, very well! I think the world of them. You don't mean that, by any chance, you, also--" "Yes; and now I shall have to go away." " I don't see why." " Oh, of course," she cried, " you don't see why!...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678990
  • 9781236678997