The House Annual

The House Annual

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...offendedly. " You asked permission to sit at this table, and now you insult me!" "I beg ten thousand pardons!" protested Dick. "I swear I was not speaking to you, I was talking to the waiter." " Oh, all right then, we can be friends," said the charmer. " Yes, let's kiss and be friends!" cried Dick, into whose head the wine had mounted. " Not here," she said. " Yes, here, and now; I must, I tell you!" "Very well, just a little one, then," and she opened her big fan and shaded their faces from the others. " I want to dance!" cried Dick, " is there any place where we can dance?" " We can go to the Pandemonium," answered Pattison; " I'm a member, and I can introduce you." " Hurroo!" shouted Dick, so loud that the people at the other tables tumed round and stared. They finished their supper, and at closing time Pattison drove with his partner in a hansom to the Pandemonium, whilst Dick followed in another with the dark divinity who had fallen to his lot. In a little pokey street off Oxford Street was the Pandemonium Club, and there they alighted. Pattison wrote the name of Thomas ones in a book of visitors, and signed himself as Robert Walker in the column designed to receive the name of the introducing member, and they went into the Club. It was a big ball room, and several couples were dancing, whilst others looked on, smoking and chatting. Dick wanted to dance at once, so he led his partner out and launched upon a waltz. She was a delightful dancer, and they danced and flirted and drank wine and sat in quiet comers until two o'clock, when Dick said it was time for some more supper. Pattison agreed, and...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682105X
  • 9781236821058