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A Bookful of Girls (Paperback) Loot Price: R394
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A Bookful of Girls (Paperback): Anna Fuller

A Bookful of Girls (Paperback)

Anna Fuller

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Excerpt: ...showed no symptoms yet, has she?" she asked, testing one of the buttons as if sceptical of her thread. "Well, no; not yet. But then Dan seemed as smart as anybody six months ago, and just look at him to-day " The mental eyes of a score of women were turned upon Dan, as he was daily seen, round-shouldered and hollow-chested, toiling along the snowy country roads to and from school, coughing as he went. The topic was not an uncongenial one to the members of the sewing-circle, who had really very little to talk about. So absorbed were they, indeed, in the discussion of poor Dan's fate, and of the long list of casualties that had preceded it, that no one noticed the entrance of a young girl, rosy-cheeked and bright-eyed, who had come to help with the supper. There was an air of peculiar freshness about her, and as she stood in her blue dress and white apron near the door, her ruddy brown hair shining in the lamp-light, the effect was like the opening of a window in a close room. Her step was arrested in 135 the act of coming forward, and, as she paused to listen, the pretty colour was quite blotted out of her cheeks. "I don't think Dan's will be a lingering case," Mrs. Lapham was saying. "The lingering cases are the most trying." Polly stood motionless. Was it true then, that which she had dreaded, that which she had shrunk from facing? Was it more than a cold that Dan had got? Was Dan really ill? Her Dan? Really ill? Her heart was beating like a trip-hammer, but no one seemed to hear it. "Queer that the doctors don't find any cure for lung-trouble," Mrs. Royce was saying. "Seems as though there must be some way of stopping it, if you could only find it out." "Have you tried Kinderling's Certain Cure?" asked Mrs. Dodge. "They do say that it's very efficacious." "Well, no," said Mrs. Lapham; "I don't hold...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Anna Fuller
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-81329-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-153-81329-7
Barcode: 9781153813297

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