In His Own Image

In His Own Image

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...intentions. Dr. Bob looked at him--at his lithe strength--at his alert face--at the smug contentment of his expression. He looked at him as he would have done had he been guaranteed the bona fide missing link. "I don't wonder," he muttered half aloud, addressing an ornamental shrub beside the path, "that Minette declined to marry such a cur!" But Jock was not a cur; he was merely a cub. When Dr. Bob went back to announce the failure of his mission to Minette--it was not until after he had arranged with the best hospital in the city to care for her, and had pledged a noted obstetrician to take a personal interest in her. She read his failure in his face before he spoke a word. A shadow of disappointment strained her own features but she drew herself together resolutely. "I knew it--was--no use. He couldn't think me into his home--I'm a factory girl." The deep scorn of the doctor's countenance moved her to defense. "He's--he's not thinking much about life yet--he's just bent on having a good time. He don't realize how it hurts, because he's never been hurt. I guess, maybe, I was that way, too, when we started out together--only I've learned--I've learned!" Monotonous days and weary sleepless nights had made the girl delve for the meaning of life. She had cringed, whined, pitied herself at first, throbbing with all the bitter pain that a real or fancied injury can generate in the human breast. But work and time were bringing healing. Some glimmerings of the ages old battle of sex, which the novelist likes to hold accountable for many despicable traits both masculine and feminine, had lighted the way. The gossip of the girls in Mrs. Hardy's manicuring parlors had helped. It was like and yet very unlike the more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600916
  • 9781236600912