Ponkapog Papers, a Sea Turn, and Other Matters

Ponkapog Papers, a Sea Turn, and Other Matters

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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: ...as they say down in Cuba, and usually mean quite a different accompaniment." Edward Brandon could not justify to himself his sense of personal grievance on not finding Helen at the cottage. Why should she have remained at home? It was only natural that she should not care to eat her lunch alone and mope the rest of the day in solitude. She had left no word for him, --of course she had n't, --not expecting him back until after seven. Yet, in spite of his reasoning, he vaguely resented Helen's absence. " Did n't say where she was going, Liza? " "No, sir; she only said she should n't be in for the afternoon." There were a dozen places along the North Shore to which Helen might have been invited unceremoniously. She had had no engagement when he quitted her. Somebody had dropped in by chance, and seeing his wife alone, had asked her to lunch. It was plainly an impromptu affair. "Did they come in a carriage, Liza?" " Who, sir? " " The persons who took Mrs. Brandon away." "Nobody took her, sir. She did n't go in a carriage. She walked." Then Helen must have gone to some place in the immediate neighborhood. Edward wondered where; but he had no intention of looking her up, with so many chances against finding her. The day was a failure from beginning to end, and there was nothing to do but to take the matter philosophically. A book and a cigar, and perhaps a stroll by the water-side, would help kill time until she came home. A glimmering consciousness of how dependent he was on Helen came over him. "Tell Susan to cook a chop for me, Liza, or send up a slice of cold ham, or something--I don't care what. If there 's a bottle of Bass on the ice, serve that." "Yes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861728
  • 9781236861726