Open the Door

Open the Door : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Open the Door: A Novel As always she had done her best, of course. The night before she had not undressed, had not so much as taken the hairpins from her aching head. Then since breakfast her two daughters, aged twelve and fifteen, had rushed about the house, strapping and unstrapping luggage, and exhorting her. Her confused servants had done what they could. Even her little sons had tried to help, and as the four-wheeled cab went lumbering over the granite setts of the city, they strove unskilfully to knot Up her bonnet strings between them. But it was all no use. The morning express from Glasgow to Edinburgh, said the porter, had been gone these two minutes. Now there was no train until ten minutes past twelve. Smarting, not for the first time, under this kind of public ignominy, the children precipitated themselves upon the pave ment before Queen Street Station, and Georgie, the eldest, a stout and lively girl, addressed herself with violence to the open door of the cab. It's always the same when Father isn't here, she stormed. I told you we'd miss it, didn't I? In her rage she could have struck her mother. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 540g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024327730X
  • 9780243277308

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