Let the Roof Fall in Volume 1

Let the Roof Fall in 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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...her going, and the excitement in his voice communicated itself to her. "You wouldn't be taking me?" "Wouldn't I? But the distance of it, and you'd be frightened to go with me! It's exiles we'd be." "It's an exile I am," she said, that moving sob in her throat. The consciousness that he wanted desperately that she should go with him had flashed into his mind like lightning. How was it that he had not known it all along? Why should he leave her behind? She would grow less shy with him soon, and in a strange country it would go hard with him but he'd get that sadness out of her eyes. It was to him she had to look, and him only. What was it possessed him to think he would leave her behind? "I'm afraid you will have to rough it." He felt bound to put the worst of it before her as the anxiety he had for her company grew. "There's a bungalow for me in Bangkok, but most of my work will be in the back of beyond, up country. There'll be only black servants, and the great heat, and mosquitoes." He was going on breathlessly; she must hear the worst of it. "I'm not sure about the food. Sit down and I'll tell you... I'd love you to come with me; the difference it would make!" She sat down to hear about the hardships. If there were no servants, she would serve him. This was really the dawn of Hope; to go with him to a new country. It was leaving her trouble behind her. No, it was not that, but she would not think beyond going away from here, and with him. And that perhaps she could wait on him, serve him. "It's two berths I'll be taking then," he went on, triumphantly, tentatively, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771079
  • 9781236771070