The Man Inside

The Man Inside

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...afraid to face the issue? Chisholm laughed good-naturedly. "Miss Thornton is looking at you, Douglas; don't let me detain you. I'll see you again before I leave here." Douglas hesitated. "I'll be back soon, Chisholm," he said and walked across the lawn to join Eleanor. The Englishman looked after him with speculative eyes. "Still touched in that quarter," he muttered, twirling his blond mustache in his fingers. "Too bad, Douglas is such a bully good chap, and she "he was not allowed to indulge in more reflections, as he was seized upon by a bevy of pretty girls and forced to dance attendance upon them for the remainder of the afternoon. Recollections of his last interview with Eleanor troubled Douglas. How would she greet him? His doubts were soon put at rest, for at his approach Eleanor put out her hand and greeted him warmly. The two staff officers, who were introduced to Douglas, saw they were de trop, and, after a few minutes, made their excuses and departed. "Will you have an ice or sandwich?" inquired Douglas. "Neither, thanks; I have already been helped." "Then suppose we stroll down to the fountain. We can't hear the Marine Band with all this chatter," and he glanced disgustedly at the joyous crowd about them. Eleanor laughed. "Don't be hard on your fellow creatures, if you are out of sorts." "What makes you think that?" "You looked so cross when talking to Captain Chisholm. I am sorry you found your topic of conversation so boring." "What do you mean?" "You both glanced so frequently at me that I naturally concluded I was under discussion." "On the contrary, we were discussing--masked batteries." She...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926854
  • 9781236926852