Swifter Than a Weaver's Shuttle

Swifter Than a Weaver's Shuttle

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...further explained exactly the grounds of her deep interest in Norton, so that Pitt's idea of trying to get some information out of him through Rosalie, did not seem so very wild. Madeline in the meanwhile was reduced to a state of inactivity, but thanks to Rosalie's generous gift she had no pressing wants, and she and Perotte passed their time in restoring and repairing Madeline's dilapidated wardrobe. Pitt had been on various embassies from Gould or Chertsey to the apartments in Jermyn Street, and had thus had frequent opportunities of being in the neighbourhood of Norton's lodgings, but as yet had failed in connecting him with Madame Artaki. In the evening Pitt had frequently followed him; had run him to earth at the Papyrus, at times too when he knew Madame Artaki to be there, so it was impossible that Norton should not have made her acquaintance. And Madeline thought once of asking Rosalie point blank if she had any suspicions of her lover, but she was afraid of being too precipitate, --she preferred to wait and make sure for herself, But besides that, Madeline had ascertained that her father and Rosalie had gone out of town for two or three days. With the change of their circumstances Madeline had moved into more comfortable apartments in Lupus Street, and had now no intention of allowing Perotte to leave her, as long as she could pay that affectionate and hard-working girl reasonable wages. So Perotte, who had wept at the mere idea of leaving her, became officially her maid-ofall-work and was delighted beyond everything to write home to her parents and tell them how happy she was and what a good place she had secured. But a kindlier feeling existed between Madeline and Perotte than is usual between mistress and maid, for Perotte's...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579232
  • 9781236579232