The Spitfire

The Spitfire

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... one point of view, Mr. Morson-Brown had gone far to regain his forfeited position in the good graces of Miss Girard, and a careful nursing of that convalescent state might bring about a very healthy happiness; but now he deliberately spoiled it all by an idiotic speech which caused an instantaneous relapse. He looked up at her, with a glow of pride and triumph on his handsome face--yes, and with something else--a something which no rational, full-blooded woman could misconstrue with her eyes and heart. "Miss Girard," he said, "for what you have done for me, I can find no words to thank you. In other circumstances I'd love you for it!" CHAPTER XH THE BESULTS OP A KNOCKOUT IT is wrong, no doubt, to undignify a chapter by such a heading; but what if the caption fits! Various women, since this funny old world began, have lost their hearts to men in ways too strange and manifold to classify or count. Some have lost their hearts in the flick of a lash, as it were, while others required a score of years to give their all. Some have divided out Dan Cupid's merchandise to as many as four husbands in quick succession; others less enterprising have remained single and eaten their hearts out. Many have had their hearts worn out, worked out, nagged out; but few, it is pleasant to state, have had them knocked out. At any rate the losing of Miss Valda's heart may be placed in the category of this rare exception, though to her credit be it said she did not know it. Moreover, she refused pointblank to admit the faintest possibility of such a loss, even to herself, and especially to Mr. MorsonBrown. When that gentleman delivered his unfortunate remark relative to loving her in other circumstances, she had crushed him with a glance and turned...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633474
  • 9781236633477