The Living Age Volume N . 253

The Living Age Volume N . 253

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ..."l only want one cup; l've had some." "Had some? Where?" said the Admiral in surprise. "Oh, l've been paying a call," Charles returned calmly. An expectant silence interrogated him. "Our friends in the backwater," he explained, airily waving Iiis tea-spoon. "Oh, by the way, they may be coming to tea tomorrow," he continued. "l'm going to run over in the morning and let them know if it's convenient. They're very jolly girls; l shall fetch them round in the dinghy." Charles was rather enjoying himself. lt was like a foretaste of revenge when one knows that the real thing is to come after: it was like eating one's cake and having it too. The faces of his hearers expressed ull the emotions he could have wished. William put down his pipe; Majendie adjusted his eyeglasses; the Adndral looked his sternest at the defaulter, while Talbot surveyed Charles ln speechless consternation. Had he seen and spoken with Cicely? Had Cicely revealed the fact that she knew another of the party? Had Talbot's brain reeled with the possibilities that crowded upon it. But he soon noticed that Charles was strictly impersonal in his satisfaction; Cicely had, perhaps, not revealed anything. ln any case she could not have had much talk with Charles, for it was not so very long since he had parted with her himself. He began to recover his wits, and then it occurred to him that Charles did not seem to know of the other party's intentions; they had not, then, told him that they were going to move. Evidently Charles had not been a welcome guest, or----Talbot considered Charles's cheerful countenance curiously. There was a mystery of some kind, but after all it was in his own favor. Charles's behavior was just the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568923
  • 9781236568922