The Pacific Monthly Volume 10

The Pacific Monthly Volume 10

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...the best location for apartments. On the fifth day after the wedding, we reached New York; and because the apartment was not quite ready for us, Dick took me to his boarding house. He deposited me in his rooms with my traveling paraphernalia beside me; and then, after looking at me in, a way that reminded me of a dog that has been scolded, he muttered something about sending the landlady up to look alter me, and backed out of the door. _The landlady appeared presently. She was a lachrymose individual, with a false front, and a perpetual cold in her head; and she evidently considered Mr. 'ilmot a star boarder, and looked upon me as a personal affront. I got rid of her as soon as possible. I wanted no more tears; besides I was possessed of a desire to investigate. I had never had any brothers, and Father died when Jean was a baby, so I knew very little concerning the habits of men. Therefore, it surprised me a little when I found Dick had fourteen pairs of trousers in his closet, hung upon what I have discovered are called stretchers, and his coats adorned the wall. The top drawer of his bureau was empty, but the gas jets were festooned with neckties, and a pair of patent leather shoes reposed-on the dressing table. I moved a few pairs of trousers and hung up my traveling gown, then I opened my trunks and tried to make the place look a little more habitable by putting some of my pretty little things about. When Dick came in at half past five, he looked round him in a puzzled fashion and then walked to the dressing table and began fumbling among my dainty, silver, toilet articles in an abstracted, groping way. I finally mustered up courage to ask him if he wanted anything. "Oh, no," he replied, "I was only looking for...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932277
  • 9781236932273