The Smart Set Volume 1

The Smart Set 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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...into the night. " Then we will starve together," I said, grimly. " Please don't be horrid. You always make me bribe you to do everything. I'll stay for two extras if you'll find Mr. Gould at once." " Two extras, forsooth! What are two extras to a man whose heart is famished?" "Bother your heart," cried Betty. "Make it five extras and Gould shall be here immediately. Say no, and--ha! ha!--here we shall stay until the last emaciated sandwich is gone and the last dish of pink ice is melted." " I'll say I/zree extras, then. go, please." " And I may have them all? " "You may dance every one of them." "Betty, you're an--an--no, not an angel, Betty: you're a trump. When in doubt " " Find Mr. Gould," prompted Betty. I turned away. Then I paused, struck with a brilliant thought. " Betty, if I don't find him, may I?--that is ." "No," answered Betty, decidedly, " you may not. So you might just as well find him. " "Betty," I pleaded, "he doesn't know your wishes as well as I. He doesn't know the kind of sandwiches you like. He doesn't guess that it takes twelve olives to satisfy your dainty hunger. And will he ask you to have a second or a third plate of salad? Not he! He would not dare; he thinks you are far, far too ethereal Now to eat mere food. Betty, he will starve you." The music ceased. Gowns rustled supperward. Betty paled. "Quick!" she gasped. "Through the window! " " But Gould?" I gasped. "Bother Gould!" cried Betty. " Let's run!" III Muc was watchinga troublesome fly out of the corners of his sleepy brown...show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856724
  • 9781236856722