Let the Roof Fall in Volume 2

Let the Roof Fall in Volume 2

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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: ...it, how deep it lay within him. To her, home meant Derry and the boy; to him, it meant--Ranmore. Here in London he felt as if in prison. The close flat, the thick air, the pavement, all suggested captivity, and it seemed that all the exercise he had was walking in the prison yard. He was no Londoner, the metropolis was not in his blood. The blue mountains with the mists upon them, and the soft humid days, haunted him. It was Ireland of the many streams, and lush greens, he saw in his dreams; and in the daytime, above the roar of the traffic and the tunes of the barrel-organs, he heard the call of curlew and heron. So he expressed his mood. But it was only a mood of the moment, an echo or reflection of things Lady Carrie had been saying to him that afternoon. He was not really quite so restless, or dissatisfied, or impatient as he made himself out to be, although, of course, it was true that he was always homesick for Ranmore. It was nevertheless this transient dissatisfaction of Derry's that made Lady Carrie's task so easy when she came to see Rosaleen. The more Lady Carrie thought of her defeat, the more she resented it. Derry must take her to Ascot. That uncongruous, unnecessary, incubus of a wife of his must be made to see the necessity. The first throw was nothing. Metaphorically she girded up her loins; literally, she put on her best clothes, and ordered the carriage for three o'clock. She would let his wife know that she was standing in his way. Derry had sighed when he had told her he could not go with her. He may have chafed a little at his fetters; the desire for freedom surges over a man sometimes, over the most contented of married men. The prospect of a week's racing had certainly been attractive to...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677650X
  • 9781236776501