A Million a Minute; A Romance of Modern New York and Paris

A Million a Minute; A Romance of Modern New York and Paris

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...cares to await him " "But I may have to wait for days," Arendsen objected, his heart full of bitterness as he remembered how few of these there were left before all those millions shall fall into the clutches of charity. The clerk once more shrugged his shoulders. "I know of no better way," he remarked. Arendsen could cheerfully have strangled him at that moment, but there were too many witnesses on the spot, and he had to adopt a more peaceful policy. "You may give me a room, if you have one available," he said abruptly, conscious that he had been outwitted at all points by the astute Parisian, "and if this--this person should turn up, you'll find means to detain him until you can get word to me." "Gladly, Monsieur. That will not be difficult." "Don't tell him I'm here, remember. Say that there is some word for him, and send for me instantly." "Monsieur's orders will be observed. Number fiftysix. Jean-Marie! Conduct Monsieur to number fiftysix. Felix! Monsieur's baggage to the ascenscur." When Arendsen got to his room he was almost on the point of explosion. He had never doubted that he would find Seager anxiously waiting him, but, instead, he found him lacking all object on which to expend his concentrated rage and resentment. It would be doubly hard now to sit there wasting precious time and its irredeemable opportunities. But there was no other course to be thought of. It would be idle to seek that prodigal throughout the city. He must stick to his position with all the patience he might, and trust that the wanderer would return before it should be too late. "I'll see this thing through to the bitter end," said Arendsen savagely, and, having donned the new suit he had bought before leaving New York, and had his hair and beard trimmed to a...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675541
  • 9781236675545