High Noon (Classic Reprint)

High Noon (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from High Noon This story begins with a letter: - Dear Mr. Stafford, - I am in rather peculiar circumstances, and so I am going to make a peculiar request of you. Since I came to know you so well, in our two weeks' quarantine, you have been very dear to me. If you were a woman, I should have said so long ago, and tried to make you a familiar friend. If I had been a man, I should have run in, at least three times a week, to smoke a pipe with you; and we might have heard the chimes at midnight. But being what we are, and the fabric of our social system being what it is, I acquiesce in the fact that you probably knew best how to order your own affairs. Some days ago I learned, quite by accident (for the family meant to keep the secret to themselves), that I am not to live many weeks. Yet I am very comfortable, and I crave a little more of life than life seems likely to offer me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 435g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1330693523
  • 9781330693520