Midland; Official Publication of the Midland Chamber of Commerce Volume 4

Midland; Official Publication of the Midland Chamber of Commerce Volume 4

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...blankly around. "There it is back there by your chair. Don't you see? You just paid a dollar for it." The old man went slowly back and picked it up. "Better open it and see what you got," suggested a curious one. Standley hesitated; and then, setting the suit case on the floor, he got down on one knee beside it and laid back the lid. It was filled to the top with neat layers of white filmy stuff. A faint perfume rose from the dainty folds. The men standing about craned their necks and laughed. "For the love of Mike!" ejaculated one. The old man stared stupidly; then he reached down with gingerly thumb and forefinger and lifted the topmost garment. A tiny pair of Tbootees fell into the dust of the floor. His eyes slowly followed them and back to the lacy thing which he held in his hand. Suddenly he stiffened. A shock that seemed to tap the liquor in his veins ran through him. His flabby jaw tightened; a glow which burned away the blear of alcohol slowly brightened his eyes as he stared at the sleeve pinched between his thumb and finger, a baby's sleeve which looked to Standley too small to have ever been worn by anything human. " Can you beat it?" cried the talkative by-stander, choking with laughter which was augmented by noisy peals from the others. "Can you beat it?" "He don't know what he 's got," said another of the group with a chuckle. "He ain't ever seen any of them things before. ." The old man picked up the white bootees, wiped the dust off on his sleeve, and shut the suit case with a click. "Go easy," he said as he rose with straightened shoulders. ' ' Go easy." And there was a look in...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690625X
  • 9781236906250