Short Stories Volume 29

Short Stories Volume 29

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... you like Dr. Fraussen, dear?" "Ever so much, papa!" "Will you go home with him? There are ever so many children there; you can play with them; will you, Marie? "Take her with you, Fraussen, and just leave me here. I-will not last much longer, anyway. Take her with you. Oh, I am so happy! Take her now!" "Why papa, have I been naughty?" sobs the' child. "Naughty, dear? Oh, no; but it will be so much nicer with Uncle Fraussen than with me." "Oh, let me stay here; do, please, let me stay here, papa." Dr. Fraussen averted his face. As a physician, he is used to touching scenes, but this is-too much for him. He feels a lump rise in his throat, which prevents his speaking; but at last he finds the voice to say: "Marie is right. She will come to us later on, will you not?" Very soon, he thinks to himself. "Well, all right. But she must not go into the street; that woman who followed her must not be admitted here. Will you tell them that downstairs, Fraussen?" Just as the doctor is about to answer some one knocks at the front door. If it should be that woman! The knocking is repeated. Korver who has heard it passionately embraces his C child, who, not understanding what it all means, is crying silently. Once more the knocking is repeated, and at the same time the front door is opened and' Steven enters, note in hand. ' "Does Korver live here?" he asks on entering. The doctor has stepped into the front room and answers: "Yes; what do you wish?" "I have a note from the director of the theatre to be delivered to Mynheer Korver. What a deuced long hunt I have had to find him! The address is entirely wrong. You must...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823982
  • 9781236823984