The World She Awoke In; A Narrative Volume 2

The World She Awoke In; A Narrative Volume 2

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...was one thing more than another upon which he prided himself, and in which he was thoroughly at home, it was in simple explanations of complex subjects. He had not much difficulty in making her understand the working of the delicate little machine. Margaret afterwards told her grandfather that she thought what he said was a marvel of clearness; but the natural way in which, the very moment he began to explain, he resumed, apparently quite unconsciously, his professional manner, amused her very much, although she had noticed the same sort of thing many times before in other men. How he liked to see her going in and out among the litter that crowded the old man's dens! How at home she seemed there! He wondered whether she would ever be so much at home in some other workrooms he was thinking of. How clever and how good it was of her to come and stay with them there, and take a reasonable interest in what they were about, and make it such a pleasant afternoon He felt, as he went back to town, that the hours spent in her presence had been the happiest of all his life. He pictured her coming in to see him at his work somewhere else some day. He was certain now she was indeed the one woman in all the world that could make his life perfect; just as her figure by the Moat had made that picture that he had seen from the old bridge perfect. Would it be possible--was it insanity to dream that he might make her feel that he was the one man that could fill her life? He felt very unworthy of her--but still--still--she had certainly been very gracious and kind to him. How much did it mean? A great deal, he was inclined at first to think; but Fletcher Rowe possessed something of Eula Des Anges' faculty for self-torture; so, later in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827821
  • 9781236827821