Mastering Flame

Mastering Flame

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...for two months," said Zona slowly. " Mrs. Armistead is my cousin, you know." " Humph! So that's why Ethel sent you down with me. I will say she's more thoughtful than most of them--visited Randy for two months, eh? Then he is out there! " " Oh yes, he's out there." Zona's quiet definiteness fixed Randal and Hong-kong, planted them cohesively yet very distinctly at last in the Secretary's mind. " He's out there." Her unconscious repetition confirmed all of Nicholas Wayne's discomfort at not having been able to get Randal away from " there." " Do you mind telling me," asked the Secretary humbly, " what you think he sees in it? I've been ten years trying to find out." Zona Raimund glanced about the long table. Very vividly there rose before her the vision of another table, of a group of suddenly animated residents, stumbling over each other's defence. " To some people there is nothing so compelling as a perfectly effortless spirit," she told the Secretary a little breathlessly. " Out there it is--quite effortless." " Just what I thought! " sputtered the Secretary. " Developed into a lotus-eater, has he? Ah, well--I'm disappointed. The Family will be disappointed. They all--his sister Lucia especially--were very fond of Randy; Lucia named her boy after him." " Was that the boy Mr. Wayne spoke of--the yellow-haired one who was two when he came away? " " Yes "--the Secretary brightened--" my grand-nephew; did he mention him? Poor Randy! " " In Hong-kong they said he was very proud of all his family," turned Zona, guiltily conscious that it was Mrs. Twinehurst who had said it; and wishing that she could somehow get the Secretary away from that moribund way of speaking of Randal. Though she did not know what the consul was, she knew he was not moribund....show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664175
  • 9781236664174