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The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R356
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The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat Volume 2 (Paperback): William Black
The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat Volume 2 (Paperback): William Black

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The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat Volume 2 (Paperback)

William Black

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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. 1888 Excerpt: ..."She was very good-looking. She was one of the Lennoxes of Coulterhill--they're all a handsome family." "How old is he?" continues this inquisitive young person; indeed, that is one of her peculiarities; when she is interested, however slightly, in anyone, she must needs know all about his or her situation in life, and surroundings, and prospects--perhaps for the better spinning of aimless little romances. "How old is he? Oh, he is just everybody's age. Don't you know that there is a long period--an interval between being insignificantly young and distressingly old--in which all nice people and all interesting people dwell, without particularly counting years. You may call it the broad platform of life, if you like; and a few Mays or Decembers are not allowed to count. Colonel Cameron is just in the middle of existence--like the rest of us" "Oh, do you take me in, too?" she says. "Why, certainly. Do you call yourself insignificantly young?" "But I want to be counted in " she says promptly. "I like to have plenty of company. I should prefer being with the happy majority. Oh, yes; I want to be on the middle platform, with the rest of the people." "If it comes to that, young lady, there are two or three little tricks and artifices in which you are a good deal older than Ewen Cameron, or any one of us." "Ah, don't say that " she pleads, with much pathos. "I have been so good " "I suppose you wrote a very pretty letter to that long-coated metaphysician, thanking him for all the information he sent you." "Indeed I did not, then," she says warmly. "I did not write to him at all. For I did not ask him to send us any information; I suppose we ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: William Black
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-37795-8
Barcode: 9781154377958
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-37795-4

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