The Political Freshman

The Political Freshman

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...to use the remedies, while he stood watching with a face upon which so many expressions played that a most talented physiognomist would have been puzzled. There seemed at first to be a kind of doubt, and he waited with a faint smile, expecting to see the blue eyes open, but as he bent nearer he saw only the slightest quiver of the lids. A little more earnestly he gazed and listened, but the breathing was very, very faint and there was no relaxation of the strained muscles. An anxious look overspread his countenance, and he placed his own hand very gently upon her brow, holding the salts quite close to her nose and waiting some result. Iut there came no change. "Who are you?" he inquired, abruptly. "I am Gertrude Long, Miss Highe's friend," replied the girl, with a slight hesitation that made her questioner look at her earnestly. He seemed satisfied, however, and still in a soft whisper he requested her to find some brandy. In a few moments he was directing her to hold a few drops to the motionless lips. A slight quiver passed through the patient's form, she weakly turned her head away from the burning liquid and slowly opened her eyes with a faint smile touching the corners of her mouth. She lifted her eyes to look into the faces anxiously bending over her, saw them only for a brief second and immediately relapsed into her former state. The faces of the watchers were a study. Gertrude's great eyes were open to their fullest extent, and a sort of fear made her tremble in every limb until her teeth knocked together; while the gentleman seemed almost as powerless, though one might have thought that there was yearning tenderness as well as anxiety in the dark eyes and tightly compressed lips. Perfect silence reigned as...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886097
  • 9781236886095