Peggy of the Bartons

Peggy of the Bartons

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of an overturned chair, then more uproar. "Shall I go down?" said Kinloch, walking to the door, and opening it wide. "No--no--no; I beg you will wait." At this instant, the door of the snuggery burst open, and there was a babel of tongues, and one voice lifted itself up far above the others, saying: "You, and your dicky cheques! You shan't cheat me!" It was the voice of Poppy-Nose. Undoubtedly, the unhappy boy had taken too much soda-water. The sole reply to his remark appeared to be the forcible one of hurling him out of the house. The hall door slammed violently, and a dead, expressive calm succeeded the storm. "Charlie will be here presently," cried Peggy, flying across the room; "I hear him coming." But it was only Lizzie, who was ascending the stairs with once more a telegram on a salver. She made no remark respecting the recent scene, beyond saying: "The police is in the kitchen, ma'am." "How many?" "Only one. I told him 'twas a mad gentleman as had to be put out; and cook is giving him a glass of stout, so he will do finely and be well coutented; and please, ma'am, here is the telegram; it's for you, and the boy is waiting. It's answer prepaid; the captain opened it, and forgot it." Her mistress took the message from the envelope, and glanced over it. "Come immediately if you would see Janet alive. Wire train. Will meet you.--Travenor." Peggy became ghastly white as she read it a second tioe, and then handed it to her companion. "Oh, isn't it too dreadful!" she moaned; "and what am I to do?" "I should think," slowly turning over the paper," "that you had better start at once. Mail boat to-morrow morning gets you...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506588
  • 9781236506580