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Mrs. Peixada, by Sidney Luska (Paperback) Loot Price: R383 Discovery Miles 3 830
Mrs. Peixada, by Sidney Luska (Paperback): Henry Harland
Mrs. Peixada, by Sidney Luska (Paperback): Henry Harland

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Mrs. Peixada, by Sidney Luska (Paperback)

Henry Harland

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. "HOW SHE ENDEAVORED TO EXPLAIN HER LIFE." THURSDAY morning it rained. Hetzel was seated in Mrs. Hart's dining-room, making such an apology for a breakfast as, under the circumstances, could be expected of him, when the waitress announced that Josephine was in the kitchen, and wished to speak with her master. "All right," said Hetzel; "ask her to step this way." Josephine presented herself. Not without some embarrassment, she declared that she had heard what rumor had to say of Mrs. Ripley's imprisonment and of Mr. Ripley's sickness, and that she was anxious to learn the very truth of the matter from Hetzel's lips. Hetzel replied good-naturedly to her interrogations; and at length Josephine rose to go her way. But having attained the door, she halted and faced about. "Ach Gott " she exclaimed. "I was forgetting about these." She drew a bunch of letters from her pocket, and deposited them upon the table beside Hetzel's plate. Alone, Hetzel picked the letters up, and began to study their superscriptions. One by one, he threw them aside without breaking their seals, till at last ' Hello " he cried, " who has been writing a book for me to read? Half an inch thick, as I'm alive; looks like a lady's hand, too; seems somehow as though I recognized it. Let me see.--Ah I remember. It must be from her " Without further preliminary, he pushed back his chair, tore the envelope open, and set out to read the missive through. "Dear Mr. Hetzel: I received a very kind note from you last night, and I should have answered it at once, only I had so much to say that I thought it would be better to wait till morning, in order to begin and finish it at a sitting. The lights are turned off here at nine o'clock: and therefore if I had begun to write last evening, I ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Henry Harland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13902-3
Barcode: 9781151139023
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-13902-5

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