The Modern Way (Eight Examples)

The Modern Way (Eight Examples)

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...be done with it." She would be buried in Chorley Wood Churchyard, of course. He knew it well; it was opposite a corner of the common, and had a low wall round it. He even knew the spot where she would lie, next her grandmother, who had lived with them, and died soon after the Thompson household left London. He hated to think of it----his little gentle Daisy, buried in the deep cold ground; in this dreary weather, too; there had been some sleet early in the morning. Oh, it was cruel! He said a dozen tender things about her to himself, and tried to be certain that he meant them--that he loved her, that he' was miserable, but all the time at the bottom of his heart he knew himself to be a hypocrite. He looked up the trains; there was one that arrived at Chorley Wood at 3.15, it would just give him time to cross the common--how well he knew it, with the gorse bushes and little pathways and hillocks, he had wandered over it so often with Daisy--and to get to the church by 3.30. He felt that it would be heartless to lunch at the club or anywhere else, but in his own rooms before going. He ordered a subdued meal; a mutton chop, which he hated, but it seemed appropriate on so sad a day. VI. Tm; train went from Baker-street. As he drove down Langham-place it occurred to him that he ought to take some flowers. He directed the cab to a florist's and bought a wreath. A wreath, of course, was the thing, a snow-white one, relieved with a little bunch of violets. He felt better then, he was glad that he had thought of it, and it wasn't difficult to carry--they had made a hole in the white paper at the back so that he could put his hand through and grasp it by the frame of moss and wire. The train flew without stopping past the dark...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754344
  • 9781236754349