Premiums Paid to Experience; Incidents in My Business Life

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...herself over the parlour fire, but bustled in from the kitchen. There was only her at home just then, she apologized. George had escorted his aunt to call on her man of business, and they must have been detained, but they would be sure to be in presently. The good lady had evidently bestirred herself to be hospitable, and the gracious law of compensation had reflected back the sunshine. " No," she said, with the little soft laugh that I had not heard for many a day, "she should not tell me one word about Mrs. James; I should see her in less than half an Aunt and nephew came in. The lady went to lay aside her out-door apparel, the youth came straight to the parlour. He looked aroused and freshened. "They had come back as quickly as they could," he said. "Aunt Eunice was a famous walker." hour, and that must be soon enough." "And yet she looks but a little frail thing," commented his mother. "It's not strength, it's spirit," George replied, in a tone conveying that the latter was everything in his opinion. A soft rustle at the door, and a small neat woman came forward with old-fashioned courtesy. She was dressed in some clinging black material, with a Quaker-like cap tied tightly over her waving brown hair. You could not find a quieter woman in dress or person. It was not for the first moment that you noticed the flash of her fine diamond ring, or the deep steady light of her clear eyes. But it was long since I had passed a pleasanter evening than that proved. Yet the stranger seemed by no means its heroine. She might tell a few good stories of her settler life, with graphic details of its surroundings, but that might have all gone for nothing, had more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885902
  • 9781236885906