The Processionals

The Processionals

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...of children; while deeper still, quite unguessed at, lay an instinct for the preservation of their race as a whole. Susie D'Eath was to stay a month at Cromer, then Rosie was going home with her for the remainder of the holidays. That was the arrangement. At the end of a little over three weeks, however, something happened, and the war came sharply home to her with the thought of her father. There was a letter in the paper dwelling on the probable sufferings of English civilians in Germany; she caught sight of the word "Nauheim," and it seemed that her heart stopped; she must go back to Dene Royal, see what they were doing. She would not wait for Rosie; Rosie could follow later. As a matter of fact, she did not know that she would be able to do with her at all. She was perfectly indifferent to Rosie herself, to Rosie's mot_Io who had been so kind to her, to Rosie's brother and sister, to the lieutenant and his friends. She had but one thought, and that was for her father. She made so light of the journey to town, of the long drive in a taxi from Liverpool Street to the Great Western station, that they would scarcely have thought of finding her an escort had it not been that a certain Major Gilbey was going up by the same train. Mrs. Craven was relieved. She had a boundless belief in the capacity of the rising generation to look after itself--almost overdid the responsibility which she allowed to rest upon young shoulders--but still Susie was not her own daughter, and Major Gilbey was a nice, sensible, middle-aged man. If he had not been middleaged it is probable that he would not have kissed Susie in the first tunnel, and had his ears well boxed for his pains. "Now," said Susie, with her...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758811
  • 9781236758811