The Women of Champion City (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Women of Champion City HE wind was blowing from the north, not IN T gusts or blasts, but steadily, relentlessly, the way it does when a cold snap starts moving in. The palms along Sun set Shore Road were kowtowing to the south in a most mo notonous fashion. The sky was dull blue, without clouds, and across the road, beyond the grove, the bay fumed into an ugly slate gray. It was not at all the sort of day I would select to begin the Season. My newly arrived guests were sure to be cold and pinched at the nose, muttering at me as though I had personally cheated them. Well, I tried. I hoped hard all summer through the drought and all fall through the hurricanes for a serene and sun-drenched winter. I hadn't quite resigned myself to every innkeeper's eternal frustration from weather and hired help. In this optimistic year I planned to play gra cious hostess; no duties more strenuous than replenishing ice water and breaking out bridge tables. But instead, the north wind blew, the new maid deserted without notice, and the housework fell to my lot. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 152 x 229 x 14mm | 345g
- 22 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 63 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white