Hearst's International Volume 23

Hearst's International Volume 23

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...If there was any woman in the world who could have resisted that greeting I was not she, and though I was a little confused I was very happy. By a sort of mutual consent we never once spoke of the central subject of our thoughts--my marriage and its fatal consequences---but I noticed that Martin's voice was soft and caressing, that he was walking close to my side, and that as often as I looked up at him he was looking down at me and smiling. It was the same after luncheon when we went out into the garden and sat on a seat in the shrubbery almost immediately facing my windows, and he spreada chart on arustic table and pointing to a red line on it said: "Look, this is the course of our new cruise, please God." He talked for a long time, about his captain and crew; the scientific experts who had volunteered to accompany him, his aeronautic outfit, his sledges, and his skis; but whatever he talked about---if it was only his dogs and the food he had found for them--it was always in that soft, caressing voice which made me feel as if (though he never said one word of love) he were making love to me, and saying the sweetest things a man could say to a woman. After a time I found myself answering in the same tones, and even when speaking on the most matter-of-fact subjects I felt as if I, were saying the sweetest things a woman could say to a man. We sat a long time so, and every moment we were together seemed to make our relation more perilous, until at length the sweet seductive twilight of the shortening autumn day began to frighten me, and making excuse of a headache I said I must go indoors. _ He walked with me up the stone-stairway and into my boudoir, until we got to the very door of my room, and then suddenly he took up...show more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 989g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931629
  • 9781236931627