Linda

Linda

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of imagination, but admitted that she had an infinite amount of common sense, bordering almost on wisdom. There was only one thing that ever really disturbed her serenity, and that was the loss of time. The phrase that time was for slaves was a flippant remark which she considered almost blasphemous; and the possibility which Annette had sometimes suggested to her--of there being no such thing as time in the next world--was a contingency under which her imagination reeled. Between mouthfuls of her breakfast she opened her letters; glanced over postcards--which were for the most part notifications of different philanthropic meetings; sorted reports, and even found time to look at the headlines of the morning paper. She laid down the last number of the "Outlook for the Blind" as Annette entered. "Annette," she said, "there's going to be a meeting of the Fly Commission on the i6th; do you care to go to it? I'll remind you when the time comes if you do." "I do not," said Annette quite firmly. "Very well," her sister returned, unruffled. "A very interesting man from New York is coming over to speak then. They say he knows practically everything there is to know about flies, especially the house fly. He has very good enlarged lantern slides showing all the germs--" "Oh, please--!" Annette cut in hastily. "I suppose it is weak of me, but I 'd so much rather not know all that there is to know about flies, particularly not at breakfast-time." She stirred her coffee a moment in silence. "Has the unknown no attractions for you, Mary?" she inquired. "Very little," Miss Whittemore returned honestly. Annette regarded her with a faint, wistful amusement. Her...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550811
  • 9781236550811