A Passage Perilous Volume 1

A Passage Perilous Volume 1

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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: ...Chriss, because he thinks from your tone that. you are unhappy." Then Christian patted the dog's shaggy coat very-I kindly. " 1 "Smudge is a wise dog. Well, I will explain myself, Pen. The first chapter of Christian Fordham's experiences ended when dear mother died; the second closed with her marriage," and here Christian's voice grew tragical again; "and the third, when the door of 25 Mandeville Street closed upon her." Pen nodded; she wanted to laugh, but she was not sure how Chriss would take it, so she controlled her rebellious muscles and remained silent. "We are now beginning the 'second volume--'Jack Linacre's wife, ' " continued Chriss impressively; "it sounds interesting; but I daresay there will be plenty of grey days in it;" then her manner changed and grew natural. "Pen, don't you think most novels are absurd? They always end with a wedding, as though the hero's and heroine's life stopped there, and there is nothing more interesting to relate. Now I call that utter rubbish." "I remember saying something of the same sort to Walter," returned Pen; "but he only laughed and said novels were not biographies--to begin with the hero's birth and end with his death; and that as marriage was the central point of the drama, it was the fitting moment for the curtain to fall.'' "That was cleverly said," observed Christian; "and really, Pen, when one looks round on one's married friends--they are often terribly prosy; they get children, and double chins; and they are so dreadfully narrowminded--they can only talk about their nursery and servants. And the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770498
  • 9781236770493