Made of Money

Made of Money

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...finished; small wonder that he should watch its progress with something like terror. CHAPTER X. TI-IE AWAKENING. ONE of Harold's ineffectual attempts to put himself in the place of that "ordinary" mortal whom he secretly envied, led him occasionally to patronise the "tube." And yet even here dangers to his incognito unavoidably lurked. Thus, on a certain dark November evening, an unlooked-for meeting took place. The "tube" was, as usual, cleaner than appears quite natural for anything within the London radius to be, but richly making up for the unfamiliar absence of soots by a delightfully familiar stuffiness, being, at this hour of exodus from the city, closely packed with men in tall hats and with black bags, earnestly reading the evening papers, and by young women with parcels, as earnestly and very audibly discussing their bargains. Harold had been sitting for scarcely a minute when he thought to recognise the back of a head beneath a feather toque. Surely nobody but Tottie Delfield had just such black, shiny hair as that. Instinctively he looked beyond for that "Edward," of whom he had heard so much, and with the remorseful feeling of having lately quite lost sight of these protegeis of his. For aught he knew they might be married by this time, since their path had been smoothed months ago. But on Tottie's right side sat a gentleman, the circumference of whose waist alone quite forbade any identification with "Edward," while on her left was established an unknown female friend. There was nothing to do but to await his opportunity. Presently she turned. No, there was no mistake, it really was Tottie, but quite a different Tottie from the one he had expected...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934210
  • 9781236934215