The Red Room

The Red Room

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"[...] Mr Kirk opened his front door himself that evening, and conducted me to a cosy study at the end of the hall, where a fire burned brightly. In a black velvet lounge coat, a fancy vest, and bright, bead-embroidered slippers, he beamed a warm welcome upon me, and drew up a big saddle-bag arm-chair. From what I had seen of the house, I was surprised at its taste and elegance. There was certainly no sign of poverty there. The study was furnished with solid comfort, and the volumes that lined it were the books of a studious man. The cigar he offered me was an exquisite one, though he himself preferred his well-coloured meerschaum, which he filled from an old German tobacco bowl. In one corner of the room stood his pet, a large grey parrot in a cage, which he now and then addressed in the course of his conversation.[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.4mm | 303.91g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507558147
  • 9781507558140

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