Where Your Treasure Is

Where Your Treasure Is

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...back, from the uncharted spaces in which he had been travelling, to the irk of the stones in his back, and the splash of the waves at his feet, he knew that the voice was as real as the pebbles and the water. He gathered his limbs together gracefully, like a sailor, sprang to his feet and pulled off his hat. "Madam," he said, "if it wasn't a piece of impertinence in a dirty old fisherman, I'd tell you that you were a female wizard!" The Lady of the Links smiled and threw a stone into the water. "Long words," she said, "and strange words for a fisherman." The sentence was almost a question. At least, to Willis, it appeared to require an answer. "I've travelled a long way; I've lived a long time--I don't know who my father was," he said, hardly knowing how to reply. But she seemed to understand, for she nodded, and scooped out a little hollow in the stones beside her. "As an old campaigner," she said, "you ought to have known the value of that--" She indicated with a delicate fore-finger the hole she had made. Ted Willis smiled and lay down again beside her, worming his body comfortably into the hollow. "It would be fearfully rude," he said, "to tell you that you were a queer fish; but somehow I can't treat you as a lady, you know a bit too much, I suppose." She smiled. "On the same count," she answered, "I have not even attempted to treat you as a fisherman." "Ah, then you know," he said, "that I am the local 'character'?" He smiled at his own words. So many visitors had patronized him out of curiosity. The old man knew this well enough, for, unlike the cities, it is impossible to live in a village and not to know the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503600
  • 9781236503602