Sherman Watterson; A Novel of American Life

Sherman Watterson; A Novel of American Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Marblemore sitting directly opposite the door, caressing-Elmer, who reclined in his usual manner at her feet. Mrs. Marblemore rose at his entrance, and stood facing him in a shocked, angry way; Elmer reached his feet with a bound, and, retreating behind his mother, stared at Sherman with an expression akin to terror. "I came to apologize to you, sir, for what I did," said Sherman, brusquely, glancing at the banker. Mr. Marblemore rustled his paper and sat in frigid silence. "Very well, sir," said he, as Sherman seemed to expect an answer. "It is nothing." "I want to apologize to you, too, Mrs. Marblemore," continued Sherman, not with the best grace in the world, but still he said it. "I didn't mean to do what I did, but now it's done, I ask your pardon. But I can lick Elmer," he added, glaring at that shrinking individual; "I mean," he continued, hastily, "that I am willing to give him satisfaction." "Mr. W Person," interrupted a servant, throwing wide the door, and the next moment the big man came in, hat in hand, and ranged himself beside the boy. "Sherman told me of his escapade this evening," he said, in his deep musical voice, "and I wish to add a word--" "Oh, Winfield, it is nothing." It was Mrs. Marblemore who was speaking now--the same Mrs. Marblemore who had spoken coldly to the boy; but what a change! Her coldness was all gone; she glowed and blushed with warmth and fire, and advanced in eager deprecation. "It was nothing at all, Winfield," she said, in a voice wonderfully soft and melting. "Merely a boyish prank; it was, indeed. Elmer was wholly at fault. Sherman was not to blame at all. Won't you sit down, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565606
  • 9781236565600