Halfway House; A Comedy of Degrees Volume 2

Halfway House; A Comedy of Degrees Volume 2

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...too much; one has botany, flower-shows, catalogues behind one. Fields of asphodel! But suppose you had been shown how asphodel grows?" " Have I fields of asphodel here?" Mr. Germain looked his polite misgivings. " You have a glade of Poet's narcissus--like a Swiss valley. Mr. Senhouse could have done it--an Impressionist. It's not for me. I see them stiff in vases; I know that they have stalks." " So, surely, does Mr. Senhouse." " Indeed he does. He knows that they have souls. But he's ruthless with his brushes; he forgets their souls, and his own science." And you?" " I'm so proud of mine that I could never forget it." She looked out into the vestibule, to the sunlight beyond. " Here comes Mary. Do get some tea for them," she urged Wilbraham--who flew to the bell. Mr. Germain remained where he was--long enough to see his wife's eyes dilate at the sight of him there, long enough to hear the laugh falter upon her lips; and then he turned and slowly gained the library. He shut the door behind him. Mrs. Germain, with a high colour and P'Ipam nf licrlif-in Kr fint i-v-c ramf mnrlrlxr-n f-Vi tpa-have you been in long? Have you had everything? " In a much lower key she asked, " Has--was--he here when you?" Miss de Speyne looked kindly at her friend. " He was just going when I came in; but he stayed and entertained me. It was awfully kind of him. I know he's very tired." Mary stood by the tea-table fidgeting a cup by the handle. She looked uncomfortable. " I'm frightfully sorry, Hertha. I meant to be in by a quarter to five." " It's all right, you know," said one of the young men--the youngest of them--lengthily at ease in a chair. " You're only an hour slow. I call that good." She made no answer, but went on fidgeting the teacup. The entry of...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669037
  • 9781236669032