The White Gipsy
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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...a friend." "And what's that?" "A double face. For instance, if Will talked slightingly of you to Phayre--or even let him do it--he would prove himself no true friend, and I should hold you justified in casting him off forthwith. But you and I both know Willie far too well to expect or even to believe that of him. My advice to you is to take no notice of Phayre's manner, but if he perseveres in it, speak out to him before Willie. But wait a bit, and see how things go." "I will. You see Marston has left the choir, and Willie is leader now, and Miss Adelaide thought that Marston would help her still, copying, pointing, and all that, because he can do it so quickly. But not a bit! He didn't come to the last practice, and when she sent for him, he went up close to her so that Willie might not hear (but I was behind the table, getting out some hymn books), and he said, 'Miss Adelaide, I could not interfere. Fay is your leader now, and he would be very unpleasant about it. It would not be fair of me to interfere, now that I am not in the choir.' Miss Adelaide looked bothered, but she said no more. But Will can't copy half as quickly as he can, and Phayre knows all about it, and helps him. That's what they are about, you know." "I see. In fact, Mr. George, the one thing I fail to see is, your right to go about looking like Dirk Hatteraick and the Boar of Ardennes rolled into one. What do you think yourself, sir, now that we have talked it over?" "I think," said George slowly, rolling round so as to bring his eyes to bear upon his brother, " I think Miss Adelaide is a very pretty girl--don't you, Keith?" Keith became crimson, and the graceless young monkey jumped up and ran off, laughing....
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