Not Easily Jealous; A Novel Volume 2

Not Easily Jealous; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...her pink ball spinning wide of the mark. "I am something of a fatalist," observed Reynold Murray, balancing his cue carelessly on one finger, "and rather believe in presentiments; but I can't say I ever had any concerning my own destiny." "If we could only take a peep into the future!" said Emilia. "Probably it's a very good thing we can't," replied Aleck. "Contemplating one's end wouldn't be a pleasant thing if it happened to come in a disagreeable form. I should not relish having the prospect of collapsing in a railway smash or being blown into smithereens by gas or gunpowder always in front of me. Sudden death is anything but an evil; but a violent death is not desirable," he observed, aiming destruction at a ball and successfully pocketing it. "Was that your last life, Mrs. Murray?" "Never mind; you can star. You don't deserve the privilege; for your last wasn't a fair hit. But I'm too good to you--I don't think you appreciate my many virtues. Now, pink upon blue!" And on went the game; in which the ladies would have been left far behind, had they not been chivalrously assisted on by grants of lives as many as the proverbial cat's.. The days glided by from late July to early August. The party at Hazelhurst revelled in the hot glory of the summer weather, and their peace and enjoyment seemed as full and bright as the noon sun, the horizon of their lives as clear as the meadow line of cool soft green against the blue morning sky. Aleck Fortescue's sanguine spirit was only susceptible of passing clouds, transitory shadow. Tempest and night he never seemed to know. Reynold Murray more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964675
  • 9781236964670