Living Age Volume 218

Living Age Volume 218

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... breathed quicker than the heat of the evening, or the mobion of the dance, accounted for. She wondered at her own sensations. To experience the delight, fear, rapture and doubt which had amused her to make others feel, half terrified, half charmed her. Once raising her eyes she met full:1 glance from Captain Asshetoli, and a thrill of certainty swept away 'the last doubt as to whether her love was returned or not. "Let's come and silt it out," said Captain Assheton; then he added, "I want to speak to yo-u--'to '-tell you, Phyllis----" He stopped abruptly on perceiving an orderly coming up to speak to him. "Well, what is it?" he asked peremptorily. "Please, sir, the doctor says Private Robinson is seriously ill." (.' 1ptain Assheton tu-rned apologeticaiiy to his partner. "I must leave you for a few minutes. Will you wait for me here? I shall be back in five minutes." "Yes." assented M-i-ss Welsh, leaning back languridly in a deck chair. "I'll waivt for you here if yo-u're not too long." Captain Assheton and the orderly strode away. Custom had not yet steeled Asshoton's heart against feeling a pang of sorrow when called to visit the poor fellows whose dying words it was his duty, when oflicer in command, to note and report. When "Tommy Atkins" dies there is no useless fuss made over the event. No loving hand clasps his to strengthen him during the last struggle. No tears fall to tell him that even be, poor fellow, has some one who will miss him. No! The doctor merely reports him "seriously ill." The ofiiccr on duty comes to stand by his bedside and note down whatever message "Tomm_v" may choose to send to mother more

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  • Paperback | 574 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,012g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770579
  • 9781236770578