Sam's Sweetheart Volume 1

Sam's Sweetheart Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... of disgust, "a young slipper thing like you, with none of them darned stays and boots and heathenish contrivances for robbing a maid of her wind." "He didn't catch me--I stopped," the girl said, and sighed; "but oh, Billy! I never knew before how delightful a thing was running away!" Billy looked suspiciously at her, and shook his head. "P'r'aps you liked being caught better?" he suggested. But her face had changed, and the tears were in her eyes as she pressed her hand to her green boddice and said, "It was a wicked bit of fun, Billy, for it nearly cost him his life." "Got potted from behind a blue gum, I s'pose," said Billy, airily; "a little accident that commonly happens to whites visiting these parts. And is he dead, my dear?" "No," she said, in a tone of such indignation that Billy stared at her, "he is only--only sound asleep." "So you'd like him to be awake, and dancing after you?" said Billy, drily. "He is closely guarded in his miam," said Yuntha, proudly; "but don't you think, Billy," she added, coaxingly, "don't you think he might have stayed awake on the chance of getting a peep at me?" "You're falling in love with him, my dear," remarked Billy, placidly, "and that's a mistake." "Don't white men ever fall in love with brown women?" said Yuntha--a mischievous smile arching her exquisite mouth. "They love and ride away," said Billy, sententiously; and it was curious how in his long service with white people he seemed to have picked up not only their phrases but their...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957008
  • 9781236957009