The System Volume 1

The System 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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... ' " "O not that one, Mr. Butler! I'd much rather not. The article was suggested by some notes my father left. Since I wrote it I've discovered a lighter style suits me better. I know my style's rather feminine, but then if I got a little beyond the line you'd keep me in check, wouldn't you? Mr. Meekes always said I only wanted a really clever editor to bring out the best in me. He thought I was wasted on Home and Outside." "I referred to the article in The Terminal Review because Miss Dale mentioned it. She tells me you were at Blewnam together, where you edited the College Magazine." "I didn't exactly edit it. Connie Dale wasn't very keen about the literary set there. It was one of her flattering inferences. No doubt you've noticed she's great at them. She always puts her friends in the best light when she wants to help them." This reference to Miss Dale's "inferences" introduced an element of discomfort. Suddenly the editor began to suspect Miss Deacon of knowing more about him than he knew about her. Was it the absence of embarrassment in her manner, he wondered, that made him suspect her of holding something over his head? A message, despatched from invisible machinery, seemed to flash on him. It said: "You're not so wise as you think, nor so safe as you pretend! What did you say to Connie Dale that morning in the orchard?" For Eridge, who suspected every woman of bragging of her affairs to some chosen confidante, especially when they were of a triumphant nature, had inoculated him with the poison. The half playful light shining in Miss Deacon's eyes made him uneasy. He looked at his watch....
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800729
  • 9781236800725