The Passing of a Mood

The Passing of a Mood

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...from between his fingers. Sometimes he shook his head and murmured " Bother!" His son sat opposite with a volume of Balzac in his hands, and a pipe on the floor, which had been left to go out about five minutes after it was lighted. At almost the first whiff the father had said, "What sour tobacco!" but it was not for this reason that it had been abandoned. " Splendeurs et Miseres des Courtisanes" was far too engrossing to allow intermittent puffs. Deeper and deeper the son's head sank between the leaves. Madame de Serizy, distracted with terror and love, is shown into the cell in which Lucien de Rubempre is confined: --"Quand la porte de la cellule fut ouverte, et que la comtesse apercut Lucien pendu comme si ses vetements eussent ete mis a un portemanteau, d'abord elle fit un bond vers lui pour l'embrasser et le saisir; mais elle tomba la face sur le carreau de la cellule, en jetant des cris etouffes par une sorte de rale." The newspaper was turned over, the literary notes carefully folded out of sight, and the father began to read scraps of political news between the whiffs of his cigar. He shifted his position from time to time, and occasionally cast a glance at his son; then he coughed and read aloud: --" Mr. Gladstone professed his incapacity to discuss the situation in Uganda, because the Government were almost destitute of such information as to the internal condition of Uganda, as would alone form a basis for taking and announcing decisions, or recommending to Parliament a policy that might involve the interests of this country." "I don't half like the look of this Government," he said, in...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236945433
  • 9781236945433