The Quiet Mrs. Fleming

The Quiet Mrs. Fleming

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...find any annoyance from him, ' m. I couldn't very well not take him for he is a nephew of an old master of mine. I knew you had said you were glad when you came that there were no other lodgers, and so I was sorry on that account, 'm. But I chanced to meet the gentleman down here, and the last time I saw him was when I was butler to his uncle in Barn Street." "Barn Street?" repeated Mrs. Fleming, "were you in Barn Street?" She was poking the fire as she spoke and Smith was unable to see her face so that he could not judge from its expression whether or not she was annoyed. "Yes, 'm. I was with Sir ames Saltash for four years." "Sir ames Saltash." Mrs. Fleming put down the poker. Indeed, it fell partly with a rattle of metal upon the fender. "Yes, 'm," said Smith, "I lived with him till he died and the house was sold, and then I married soon after that and settled here." Mrs. Fleming did not seem to be attending. She was watching the fire and an array of sparks which twinkled and moved and went out and were rekindled at the back of the grate. The flames blazed cheerfully out of the gassy coal. One lump was exuding a stream of boiling tar. Mrs. Fleming was silent for so long that Smith feared she must be angry. Her work and her open book lay beside her on the floor. "You were butler to Sir ames Saltash, were you?" she said at last. "Yes, 'm. Did you know Sir ames, 'm?" "I? oh, no," said Mrs. Fleming. "But I have friends who were acquainted with him. And this gentleman who has taken the dining-rooms--he is some relation, you say?" "Yes, 'm. Sir ames was his...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790448
  • 9781236790446