The Undefiled; A Novel of To-Day

The Undefiled; A Novel of To-Day

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...shroud, and burying one whom she had hitherto regarded as a man. " It is not likely that we shall meet, but it is wiser to be prepared. In fact, it may be just as well after this if we cease to recognize each other outside the house." "Why?" She was really interested to hear his course explained. " Well, I observe that you have been going about a 138 bit lately, to the Faxons' and some other places. People who know me don't know you; I mean they know a Mrs. Conningsby exists, but they haven't seen you; they forget. And as we are to part eventually, it will make the matter simpler for me if we just ignore each other, when possible, in social affairs." She regarded him carefully. The sublimated selfishness almost amused her. To be just, too, all through this conversation she had not once recalled, save as an employer, the man in Languedoc. "I agree with you." She spoke with animation. His eyes rested upon her. She was most dangerously, dazzlingly, beautiful that night; more so than even he had ever seen her. He sighed as he left her, and went up-stairs to the studio. XI THE MAN IN LANGUBDOC MISS HARRIMAN, as Travers soon learned to call her, was punctually at her desk the next day, and in an hour was mistress of the very simple correspondence which her employer wanted her to deal with. In fact, before the week was at an end there were other matters upon which he consulted her--things in his wide business interests; interesting letters which came to him from Russian grand-dukes about railways and mines; from landholders, bankers, peers, and overseers in that far-off country; also, from England, from China, from Japan. All this opened up a new world to the secretary. It exhilarated, charmed her; and the keen play of his intellect, his knowledge, his...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678133
  • 9781236678133