The Thoroughbred

The Thoroughbred

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...how you got it out of me, but you ain't goin' to pipe on me, now, are you? And you won't pipe on her to the old man?" "Don't be afraid," said Ellen, rising to her feet. She repeated his words mechanically. "I won't pipe. And now, if you are done your pie, here--you may take these peanuts, too, if you like." The boy grinned as she emptied the rattling nuts into his pocket. To her they symbolized a tragedy, to him so much "in." He wished that books would get mixed up every day between the wife of the president and the wife of the cashier, and that he might have the privilege of returning them. As they went down in the elevator together he noticed the queer white look on the lady's face. He took it to mean she must be hungry for her lunch. So, munching his peanuts as he marched, he set out down the Avenue for the office again. Ellen, seating herself in the waiting taximeter, gave the address to the driver. She had to speak two or three times, for her voice came hard, and her thoughts were not fully under her own control. She had the sensation of falling through space. "I must pull myself together before I arrive at the luncheon," she repeated to herself over and over, in a little whisper barely audible over the whirring mechanism. "I must pull myself together before I arrive at the luncheon." Her brain, coming back slowly to her own control, strained itself to an odd exaltation. The keen autumn air whipped her face. The windowed walls on each side of the Avenue streamed by her like a cinematograph. Never, it seemed to her, had her mental forces worked with such keenness, with such precision. One by one out of the rushing events of the past two days, trifles once light as air detached themselves and came back to her with a deadly confirmation. Like...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666011
  • 9781236666017