The Smart Set Volume 19

The Smart Set Volume 19

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...he cried out. "Going away again? Why, sir, you've no more than come home!" He stood, the picture of amazement and distress, a dish in either hand suspended on its journey to the table, and his face wrinkled into a thousand lines. Derevaragh nodded humbly. "It does seem so, Dennis. That's true for vou." "Seem so!" grunted Dennis, recovering from his unguarded position. "You have been back in Ireland just three weeks, and one week of that you were away from here bothering with cooperative creameries and the Lord only knows what!" He finished his task in an injured silence, and stepped back that Derevaragh might sit down in the chair he had drawn toward the savory supper. "I don't understand you, at all at all, Mr. Michael," he said then sadly. "You seem a kind-hearted boy, but your actions are heartless, I must say that. It may be that you have no great appreciation of your own old country, but you might at least be hesitating to leave your poor old uncle when he may die at any moment." Derevaragh, who had evinced nothing but a willingness to admit himself the most abandoned nomad of all mankind, could not quite accept this last. "Dennis! Dennis l" he cried, laughing as he fell into his chair, "the greater the distance between UncleCormac and me, the greater his chances of a long life. I have never seen him but twice---the first time he ordered me out of the house, and the second time, years later, he so choked with his rage at seeing me that I had to pound him on the back." Dennis could not but smile reminiscently. "And the harder you pounded, you broth of a spalpeen, the more he choked! I mind the time." "Well, then," said his master, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879864
  • 9781236879868