Wild Grapes

Wild Grapes

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...many men in San Francisco who were glad to know him and who were glad to have their wives know Lucia; he was considered indeed as a rising power to be propitiated. He took an office on Market Street and from there started directing many schemes of wide scope and issue. These first days he was absolutely happy. His heart was light, his eyes young and keen, always the eyes of a hunting dog on the trail. Lucia danced beside him, enchanted with everything he and other people could give her, entering a life of ease and pleasure as a child runs into a garden. David often thought of his first visit to the Golden City, an eager, wistful boy he was then, on the threshold of experience. It so gratified and amused him to evoke images of his first timid dreams of fortune, that one evening, when he and Lucia were alone in their sitting-room, with shaded lights and flowers and the warmth of intimacy floating a subtle atmosphere around them, he was tempted to tell her the story of his boyhood. She listened quietly, curled on the divan, with her face in the shadow of the cushions. She was dressed that evening in a pink house gown, very loose and flowing, with tiny old blue silk roses around the neck, and fleecy lace at the sleeves. But for once David forgot to look at her. He saw himself again a staunch little boy, trudging from Wheaton to Tilbury; he felt the swash of waves against the sides of the Jackson; smelt the sour smell of dishes; he saw Sullivan and Betty and Peter Crewe and the stables where he had passed so many happy hours; he saw San Francisco and Jake Williams and the mining camp--all those memories of which he was proud, he summoned before Lucia, in simple homely phrase, concluding: "And then I met you, sweetheart." Lucia turned and...
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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543874
  • 9781236543875