A Village Drama

A Village Drama

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...come," he cried, " we can't have this. What's the matter now?" She did not answer until after gulping down a sob or two. Then she shook off his hands. "W--wait a minute," she sighed. He waited a minute. "Oh, Jack!" "Yes." "Oh--you know I was lying! Oh, dear! oh, dear!" "What do you mean?" "Jack--it's no use. You know, as well as I do, that it was all a lie about George making up to me like that the other night; we both know very well he don't care two straws for me. He wouldn't go two inches out of his way to look after me, if it was to be the last time on earth. Oh--I wish--with all my soul--I wish I was dead!" "Oh, now look here!" said Jack soothingly. "Look here, Kate; it aint so bad as that. I guess George is--is--human, if he is a little backward. You needn't worry, if you're really in earnest. If you're really in earnest about it, I guess we'll manage to fetch him between us, somehow or 'nother." "Oh, Jack!" "Why, yes, I guess we ought to be able to manage it; and, truly, I'm rather inclined to favor the philter. Better go on with the doses, I should say. But--it's risky business for you to be seen forever fooling round his window. There might be fifty people there in the woods, and you'd never see them, though they can all see the house plain enough. Now, I--I just happened to step behind a bush to light a cigarette, and the first match went out. (By the way, the breeze is going down, isn't it?) That match went out, and the second; and just as I was about to light another, I saw somebody climb out of the window. It never struck me that it could be anybody but George himself, and I just walked forward, for I never lose a...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829999
  • 9781236829993