The Other House

The Other House

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...opportunity for satire, remarked to her companion in a manner at once ominous and indifferent that her guest was evidently in eager pursuit of him. Tony replied with gaiety that he awaited her with fortitude, and Rose, reaching them, let him know that as she had something more to say to him she was glad he had not, as she feared, quitted the garden. Mrs. Beever hereupon. signified her own intention of taking this course: she would leave their visitor, as she said, to Rose to deal with. Rose smiled with her best grace. " That's as I leave Paul to you. I've just been with him." Mrs. Beever testified not only to interest, but to approval. " In the library? " " In the drawing-room." Rose the next moment conscientiously showed by a further remark her appreciation of the attitude that, on the part of her hostess, she had succeeded in producing. "Miss Martle's in the library." " And Effie? " Mrs. Beever asked. " Effie, of course, is where Miss Martle is." Tony, during this brief colloquy, had lounged away as restlessly as if, instead of beaming on the lady of Eastmead, Rose were watching the master of the other house. He promptly turned round. " I say, dear lady, you know--be kind to her!" " To Effie? " Mrs. Beever demanded. "To poor Jean." Mrs. Beever, after an instant's reflection, took a humorous view of his request. " I don't know why you call her ' poor'! She has declined an excellent settlement, but she's not in misery yet." Then she said to Rose: " I'll take Paul first." Rose had put down her parasol, pricking the point of it, as if with a certain shyness, into the close, firm lawn. " If you like, when you take Miss Martle " She paused in deep contemplation of Tony. " When I take Miss Martle? " There was a new encouragement in Mrs. Beever's...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667524X
  • 9781236675248