The Mammon of Unrighteousness Volume 3

The Mammon of Unrighteousness Volume 3

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...glances over at her sister, who had wearily seated herself at the window. The excitement of the last weeks had visibly told on Bella's health, which had, indeed, always been delicate. The rings about her eyes were darker than usual, and that gray undertone in her complexion, which never was visible except when she was distressed, spoiled the beauty of her clear and well-cut features. Curious little tremors and twitchings appeared about her eyelids and lips, and she tapped her little slippered foot against the floor, being utterly unable to sit still. When, at last, the trunk was packed and Tillie could find no further excuse for lingering, the confidential mood had left her, and she would rather have cried for sheer nervousness and vexation. Kate, who was in radiant humor, walked about from the bureau to the bed and from the bed to the trunk, humming the air "Landlord, fill the flowing bowl," and it seemed impossible to open a serious conversation to such an accompaniment. And yet, Bella could not let the opportunity slip by; it might never "Cousin Kate," she began at last, tremulously, "I am so sorry you are going." That was not, perhaps, strictly true, but it was one of those white lies which custom has stamped with its ap-. proval. "Well, dear, I am sorry too," Kate hummed to the bacchanalian air. "I wonder if this weather is going to continue," observed Bella, after a pause, looking out of the window. "It is usually best when it does not continue,"answered Kate, facetiously. "I don't see what I shall do when you are gone, Kate; I shall simply die." She lied now from sheer vacuity; only to fill up the pauses, and by some circuitous route to lead up to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873068
  • 9781236873064