The Girls at His Billet

The Girls at His Billet

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...higher up. Good morning, Mrs. Ellis "--this was to the landlady. "We will try the 'Queen's' for our party." So off we went and tried the " Queen's." We drew a blank! Our party was not there. What next? "Well, there are more than two hotels at the Junction," said Mr. Lascelles, surprising me again. He's only been three weeks in this neighbourhood, and yet he seems to know every single hotel here! The other thing that surprised me was that he really was most awfully kind in cheering one up. I think I shall have to begin to leave off calling him the Incubus--he didn't ask to be billeted at our house after all. He was almost brotherly as he said to me: "Don't you worry. We will try the ' Sportsman.' It is at the other end of the town." So off to the other end of the town we rattled to try the " Sportsman." And, if you will believe me, we met with the same disappointment there! Nothing had been seen or heard of our party. In the coffee-room, where we had been making inquiries, every waiter in the place said the same thing. I turned to the Incubus again with eyes of absolute despair and said: "They are not here: they are not anywhere. What--what in the world are we to do, Mr. Lascelles?" "Oh, a very obvious thing, Miss Elizabeth," said the Incubus quite briskly. "Before we go another step or make another inquiry we are going to have some lunch ourselves here." "Oh, no," I said drearily. "I don't want any lunch: I simply couldn't touch a crumb of anything." "I could," said Mr. Lascelles, heartlessly. "After the whole morning hanging about in the bitter biting blast I am pretty sharp-set, I can tell you. I bet you anything more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682119X
  • 9781236821195