Tally Ho! Volume 2

Tally Ho! Volume 2

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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: ...went with a bound. She had done the other from sheer grit; now she had a diflerent line of duties she did those equally well: did not look in the least out of place in the splendid room, with its pillars of porphyry, its walls of glowing pictures, and ceiling of embossed leather in squares; its long, carved buffet extending the length of one end of the room, on which were gold tazze and salvers, splendid, barbaric--the room that Tessa secretly called her room, and where her tawny and scarlet tints told. As Blaise glanced down the long table--the party was comparatively small, or they would have been dining in groups at smaller ones--it suddenly struck him how good the conjunction of gold plate and pink flowers was; the great gold candelabra with their dozen pink-shaded wax-lights apiece, the quaint gold coffer in the centre, flanked by tall stands on which were peaches and nectarines; the fruit-dishes and stands; the narrow gold vases full of pink flowers, that seemed to march like a lovely regiment up the sides--it was the first time he had ever seen a table fumished throughout with gold that did not look vulgar; and clever as the men were at arranging flowers, he knew this pink-and-gold harmony to be San's taste. As across the table their glances met, he smiled, and Tessa flushed angrily. There are links between husband and wife (even the most careless) not to be broken--that is why so many 'seemingly ill-matched people remain together, becoming much finer characters than if they rushed apart, seeking each only his own pleasure. And Tessa felt at that moment a rank outsider; the evening was not one of such triumph in Blaise's reflected glory as she had expected--she could not arrest his attention by talking to him of...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931262
  • 9781236931269