Within the Maze; A Novel Volume 1

Within the Maze; A Novel 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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...other for the comfort of their expected pastor, and calling the Widow inks to the door a dozen times in a day. Upon leaving St. erome's this afternoon, the ladies went in a body to Paradise Row, intending to await the advent of the Reverend Guy, and to see that butter and other essentials had been got in for him. Miss Blake could have dispensed with so large a party--but what was she to do?--There they were, and stuck to her. All the way to the house they had been talking of Mr. Smith; wondering who he was and why he had come to live at Foxwood. Miss St. Henry at length remembered to have heard he was a friend of the Andinnian family, and had been looking after things as agent during the absence of Sir Karl. "An agent!" exclaimed Miss Blake, drawing herself up. "Not a common agent, of course. Does what he does out of friendship. Here we are." "Oh, that's very different," returned Miss Blake, giving a loud, long, important knock at the Widow inks's door. "Well, that 1' a shame of old inks!" cried emima Moore, in an undertone to the rest as they got admittance and went into the parlour. For the Widow inks had not deemed it necessary to smarten herself up to receive her new lodger. She answered the door in her ordinary working costume: rusty black gown, huge cap, and bonnet. Her face and hands were black too, as if she had been disturbed in cleaning the pots and kettles. "She ought to be told of it. And did you see how sour she looked?" Miss Blake put the beautiful bouquet of hothouse fiowers--which she had been guarding carefullyinto a vase of water, for it was for Mr. Cattacomb they had been destined. Some light refreshment in the shape of wine and cake stood...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687997X
  • 9781236879974