The Owls of St. Ursula's; A Story for Girls
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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...rather more closely next Sunday, as was natural, she had to admit that she had never known a young man just like him. For instance, none of the young men of Utica, N. Y., bore the least resemblance to a mediaeval saint, and the curate did. His yellow hair looked like an aureole as he stood there in his white surplice in the mellow light of the single stained-glass window the chapel boasted. His sense of the difference between this audience and any other was purely intellectual; Isabel felt that they might all be disembodied souls so far as Mr. Johnson's consciousness was concerned. She supposed that was why Miss Allison approved of him. Not every young man could have filled such a position acceptably. And if the manner was a little strange in contrast to the practical matters he dealt with, "it's because he doesn't s really know anything about our lives and our needs," Isabel thought; "it's all imagination. It gives him that dreamy tone in spite of himself." Still, she felt no qualms. It just simply occurred to her in the silent interval between the emptying of the chapel and the opening of the vestry door, that if Mr. Johnson had only been in the habit of stopping to dine after service as the Professor used to, the weekly experience of meeting a number of mature women like themselves might have made this whole thing unnecessary. The vestry door opened. Isabel rose. Unconsciously she must have been expecting the chaplain to appear a little like other people with his surplice off, for as he came forward her face assumed a look of astonishment. She did not believe he even saw her!--why, if he walked down town in that abstracted way it was sheer Providence that he had never been run over! The thought struck her sense of...
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- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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