The Whirlwind Volume 1

The Whirlwind Volume 1

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... you'll be sure to see a girl that you'll like. No doubt you think not; but you will." "I have--I have!" She hardened her heart again. "Ah! So soon? Well, if I may give you advice, you lie low till that fifty's up in three figures. Then--very like she'll take 'e, if nobody better comes in the meantime." She looked at him and saw his face grow long and his jaw droop. Then she suddenly threw her arms round him. "You dear, great monster!" she said. "Eh--what! Good God!" cried the man; and his emotion heaved up, slow and mighty, like the swing of a wave. He could say nothing; but he kept her face close to his and kissed her pale hair; then his arms tightened round her, and she felt the immense strength of them, and the great uplift of his ribs against her breast. "I can't let 'e go; I'll never let 'e go again, I do believe," he said at last. She knew he was unconsciously bruising her white body, but let him hug. "My darling Blue-eyes!" he cried out, "what have I done to deserve this?" "Made me love you." "Think of it--think of it! When did you begin?" "When did you?" "First moment that ever I set eyes on you. When I walked down-along, after seeing you and drinking the cider you poured out for me, I knocked my knees against the rocks, like a blind sheep, for I couldn't think of nothing but your lovely hair." "'Tis too pale. What d'you suppose I said to myself when I seed you first?" His arm had settled to her waist. She rubbed her ear against his cheek. "I said, 'I'll get that chap to take off them little...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773667
  • 9781236773661