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The Red House on Rowan Street (Paperback) Loot Price: R374
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The Red House on Rowan Street (Paperback): Lily Augusta Long
The Red House on Rowan Street (Paperback): Lily Augusta Long

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The Red House on Rowan Street (Paperback)

Lily Augusta Long

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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.1910 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE IF Dr. Underwood awaited his investigating committee with any special anxiety, his mobile face did not show it. Burton read excitement, interest, even satirical amusement in it, but nothing like dread. But surprise and disapproval came into it when the door opened abruptly and Leslie entered. "I'm going to hear what they have to say," she announced. "Now, see here, Leslie, it's bad enough to have a daughter bothering a man to death in his own home, but when she begins to tag him around in public affairs, so that he can't even meet a committee of his neighbors who want to search his study in order to arrest him for highway robbery without having her putting herself in evidence, it becomes a regular nuisance. You go back to your spinning-wheel." "You neglected to bring me up to a spinningwheel, father." "You go back to your mother." "I am going to stay here. I'll be reasonably quiet, but that's the only compromise I'll agree to. Don't waste nerve force scolding me, father. You need to conserve your strength." And with the evident intention of making herself as inconspicuous as possible she took a low chair half hidden by the heavy curtain of the window. Burton could not help thinking how futile any attempt at obscurity on her part must always be. Her beauty lit up the shadowy corner as a jewel lights its case. He had to make a conscious effort to turn his eyes away. Again the door opened and Henry entered. The contrast between his attitude and his sister's was striking. He entered hesitatingly, one would have said reluctantly, and his eyes were not lifted from the floor. "Mother thought I ought to be present," he said in a low voice. Dr. Underwood regarded him with a baffled look, and Burton understood and sympathized wit...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Lily Augusta Long
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-12572-9
Barcode: 9781151125729
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-12572-5

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