In the Heart of the Storm Volume 1

In the Heart of the Storm Volume 1

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ..."Say a paragon at once, Clara. You see I have not your opportunity of studying the young person's character. And men are not expected to gush." "Gush! Really, Claude, you are quite rude. That odious affectation of admiring nothing constantly puts you out of sympathy with other people. One is perpetually jarred by want of appreciation; one is tempted to exclude you altogether from one's interests." "Now, my dear Clare," he replied, observant of a tearful quiver of the usually proud lip, "this is cruelly unjust. Don't I try to share your enthusiasms? Didn't I admire the Persian cat? Didn'n I stick to the crippled tailor with a genius for metaphysics long after you had forgotten him?" "Forgotten? You know how ungratefully he behaved!" "Then the poetess, Eliza----"It is not kind of you to name that treacherous woman." "I must say you have frightful luck with your proteger. But that makes it awfully hard lines on a fellow, a plain and practical chap like me, to be expected to begin a fresh Srlzwrirmerei once a month, especially at second-hand." ' "I wonder that you can see any point in a sarcasm so banal, so very second-hand, Claude. Jest as you will, this sweet child and her innocent affection make a deep and lasting interest in my life." "Well, Clara, you weren't over civil to your friend. I thought she must be a sort of maid, from the way in which you ignored her." "Oh! a girl in her position! There was no alter-. native. I must have sent you off if I had not ignored her." "I bow to superior wisdom. Thank goodness, there's the luncheon-bell. Arcadian bliss makes...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841662
  • 9781236841667