The Idler Volume 21

The Idler Volume 21

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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: ...about to be executed. His occasional eccentricities of speech, intended, doubtless, to demonstrate the independence of the masculine mind, required constant attention, but, upon the whole, they were not to be taken too seriously. As husbands go, she regarded him as quite satisfactory, and her little bursts of impatience had rather more of design than anger in them. When, 'therefore, towards the conclusion of the meal, she glanced at the bill of fare and declined.dessert for both, she was nowise surprised that he not only acknowledged her authority, but instantly recognised his own cue. Ten minutes later, with Mr. Kenworthy seated by the driver, the carriage drew up before the hotel porch. Mr. Lyon, as per the hand of destiny, was there, and Mrs. Kenworthy was in the act of giving her invitation. The zeal of a sudden inspiration was in her face, and Mr. Lyon, probably from the mere impulse of courtesy, halted in his declination. Instantly she construed his hesitation into assent, and the old gentleman never recovered his lost ground. With a single furtive glance back towards the dining-room, he followed his captor down the steps and into the carriage. "My dear, I've just induced Mr. Lyon to join us. Only think, he has been here four whole days, and, actually, he has never seen the Gap." "It's really worth seeing," said Mr. Kenworthy, with a touch of enthusiasm. Then, moved doubtless by the mere impulse of perversity, he added, "Couldn't we prevail upon Miss Lyon and her friend to go with us? We're in no hurry to get off, and a bit of a squeeze makes this sort of a ride all the merrier." He did not look at Mrs. Kenworthy while he was speaking, but he felt confident that she was looking at him. Before that lady...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818008
  • 9781236818003