One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 30

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 30

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... on me likea thousand of bricks, figuratively speaking, of course. RonERr. Well, you are an idiot if you presented yourself with that face. You know, well enough, the old lady has a prejudice against you and thinks you get into more fights and scrapes than necessary. Why didn't you meet me as you appointed? (Rises, very much irritated and walks up and down room.) You know you have never taken an important step in your life but you have first come to me and got me to set you straight. I have always had to watch you as if you were a baby. If I didn't part your hair occasionally and brush your clothes you wouldn't be tolerated in decent society. What work of art in the shape of a necktie have you got on to-day? Is it purple and green, or red and yellow? Lift up your head and and let me see. Ah! I observe it is a combination of solferino, brown and orange. (Resumes seat at table.) Forgive me, old man, I am talking like a brute, but I cannot understand your want of tact and sense. It provokes me to see you go off like a squib with such a waste of powder. Ha! Ha! Excuse me for laughing, but really, Hod, I can't help it; you look so ridiculous. HoR.ic1: . I know was a fool. But I thought I had a good opportunity..I was coming up the road that runs along by the kitchen-garden when I spied Miss Barker giving orders to her man about the tomato vines. Said I, "Miss Barker, may I have'a moment's conversation with you in private." She looked at me rather strangely, I thought, and said curtly, "Yes." Then I took her around under the shade and told her I wanted to marry Gussie. You ought to have heard her. She would have made you shiver. She said she could never think of such a thing, that Gussie is...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850491
  • 9781236850492