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The Awakening; A Novel of Washington Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R405
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The Awakening; A Novel of Washington Life (Paperback): Charles Wickliffe Yulee
The Awakening; A Novel of Washington Life (Paperback): Charles Wickliffe Yulee

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The Awakening; A Novel of Washington Life (Paperback)

Charles Wickliffe Yulee

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE IRISH QUESTION AND ONE OF A PERSONAL NATURE During the days which followed, Montresor saw much of Mrs. Rae, and though, as may be inferred, quite ready to find her attractive, and starting at a high level of expectation, it must be admitted she bore the scrutiny extremely well. Even on a slight acquaintance one became aware of the essential womanliness which constituted her greatest charm. While her character had that froufrou which is inevitable with gay vivacity or fashion, there was nothing tawdry about it?it was as graceful and refined as some exquisite lace. They did not always chaff as in the beginning, but discussed books, philosophy or politics?for Mrs. Rae, like most Washington women, took an interest in the political questions of her country and in those of foreign nations, her brother being a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations in the House of Representatives. Montresor found she had a good mind and really understood what she discussed, never embarrassing the subject with an effort to be always original or score a point. Her clever speeches were so spontaneous and unemphasized that they seemed to grow out of the conversation, leaving a doubt in the mindof her interlocutor as to who had originated the germinal ideas. Montresor had eluded a disposition shown by the Thompson family toward his acquaintance, not from resentment, but because they seemed uninteresting, and more especially for the reason that any enlargement of acquaintance might interfere with opportunities of seeing Mrs. Rae. The latter found it rather embarrassing to humor him in this avoidance. Finally, when obliged to introduce him to Miss Thompson, who came up asking interminable questions, she said, as soon as they were alone: "You must not think the Thompson...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles Wickliffe Yulee
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-37867-3
Barcode: 9780217378673
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-37867-6

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