The Smart Set Volume 11

The Smart Set Volume 11

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to ask me such a thing, Mr. Tillottson, nor what makes me answer, but I will tell you the truth. I am not." "That's good! I thought not. You don't look as if you are in love with anybody. I sized you up all right, I told you." "Have you been spending your time in 'sizing me up, ' as you say? " "I sure have. I ain't--I haven't been, I should say--doing anything but that since I first saw you." "Really!" said the woman. "You wanted to know," continued the man, impetuously, "why I asked. I'll tell you. I am in love with you myself. I want to marry you!" "Great heavens!" exclaimed Miss Livingstone, under her breath, utterly surprised at this declaration, which, in that it was at least novel in its method, was not without a certain charm. "Mr. Tillottson," she said aloud, at last, "I must say I am surprised." "You ought not to be. You must have had people in love with you before, I take it. You ought to know the rules of the game by this time, Miss Livingstone." "I do, and I have had people in love with me, of course, as you say," returned the woman, biting her lips to keep down a smile, "but the circumstances are so unusual, you know, in this case." "Of course they are. It's foolish, perhaps, for me, from one point of view, to love you. Certainly it's foolish, and hopeless, too. Yet down where I have been living we don't take a man for anything but his real value. You've got lots of money, ancient family, position, all that. You could have anybody, and why take me? say you. And why take me? say I. I'm not poor. I've got a pretty comfortable fortune--enough to give you plenty to eat and put good...show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739604
  • 9781236739605