Quits; A Novel Volume 3

Quits; A Novel Volume 3

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...the little parlour.' 'Bring us coffee there, too; and you, Rosel, go to the kitchen and see what they have got for Michael's breakfast.' Greatly pleased at finding her plans so successful, Nora moved lightly on to the little parlour, and, unceremoniously opening the door, exclaimed, ' Here I am again you tiresome, good-for-nothing--' then she stopped, looked round the room, and stammered an excuse to Torp, who stood before her, apparently equally pleased and surprised, and colouring in a manner very unusual to him. 'You need not explain, Miss Nixon, ' he said, with his accustomed self-possession: ' I am perfectly aware who it was you expected to meet. I hoped, by coming here yesterday evening, to have had a better chance; but, it seems, Mr. John Nixon left this place the day after we were at St. Hubert's, and the people here profess complete ignorance of his present place of abode, so that I have not been able to follow him.' ' You have been very kind, ' said N ora; ' and I am greatly obliged to you, --but what are we to do now?'. ' Write to him, ' said Torp. 'Of what use, "if they don't know where he is?' ' ' I believe, Miss"Nixon, that letters often reach their destination where there is no post, if a request to give the bearer a florin be distinctly written beside the address.' 'But, ' said N ora, 'to make it intelligible it must be written in German, and Jack cannot read German writing.' 'Then let us put an English translation underneath, ' suggested Torp. ' Stupid--my not thinking of that, ' she rejoined, laughing, while she commenced a search for...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965027
  • 9781236965028