A Protege of Jack Hamlin's, and Other Stories

A Protege of Jack Hamlin's, and Other Stories

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... Woodridge, I know him. It was he, himself, who suggested my coming here. And don't misunderstand him--nor me either. He 's only a good friend of Sylvester's; they had some speculation together. He 's coming here to see me after Louis arrives. He 's waiting in San Francisco for his wife and daughter, who come on the same steamer. So you see you won't get into trouble on my account. Don't look so scared, my dear boy." "Does he know that you knew me? " said Reddy, with a white face. " Perhaps. But then that was three months ago," returned the lady, smiling, "and you know how you have reformed since, and grown ever so much more steady and respectable." "Did he talk to you of me?" continued Reddy, still aghast. " A little--complimentary of course. Don't look so frightened. I did n't give you away." Her laugh suddenly ceased, and her face changed into a more nervous activity as she rose and went toward the window. She had heard the sound of wheels outside--the coach had just arrived. " There 's Mr. Woodridge now," she said in a more animated voice. "The steamer must be in. But I don't see Louis; She turned to where Reddy was standing, but he was gone. The momentary animation of her face changed. She lifted her shoulders with a half gesture of scorn, but in the midst of it suddenly threw herself on the sofa, and buried her face in her hands. A few moments elapsed with the bustle of arrival in the hall and passages. Then there was a hesitating step at her door. She quickly passed her handkerchief over her wet eyes and resumed her former look of weary acceptation. The door opened. But it was Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674828X
  • 9781236748287