Pigskin and Petticoat Volume 2

Pigskin and Petticoat Volume 2

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Her bomb was exploded, her risks were over, and "New perils past, new sins forgiven;" even if she did not add: "New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven," somewhat profanely summed up her attitude of thanksgiving just then. Martha's very natural return caused no speculation in Silly's mind, and certainly no detective could have gone about his work more quietly and efficiently than she did. Working backwards, and refreshing her memory with the help of Susie's, she was able to fix the exact day when certain peculiarities in Silly's habits had begun to attract attention, and found that it was the day but one following the tea-party, given by Captain Durham in his rooms to celebrate his convalescence. Martha just then had been kept too busy at the cottage to bother about Selina, and it was some very considerable time after the woman had, as the other servants expressed it, "been up to something," that she heard of it. It appeared that at least a week before their young mistress's hurried departure, Selina had taken to sitting up late at nights, had locked her sittingroom door frequently in the day-time--Polly, the kitchenmaid, not above applying an optic to the useful keyhole, which if it shuts in, also lets out secrets, had seen her working hard at a copy-book, then tearing into smallest bits what she wrote, and afterwards burning them ap patently, as none were found in the paper-basket, but plenty of blackened paper in the grate. She never sent any letters to post, except one, to a lady in town, the day before a wire came to summon her to the sick-bed of that same lady. It was perfectly clear to Martha that she had been practising all this time, from samples of Tony's...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692326X
  • 9781236923264