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The Metropolitans (Paperback) Loot Price: R340
Discovery Miles 3 400
The Metropolitans (Paperback): Jeanie Drake
The Metropolitans (Paperback): Jeanie Drake

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The Metropolitans (Paperback)

Jeanie Drake

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ...to question the reticent man of his past, but broke out now, with a return of impulsiveness, "I had imagined you passing your boyhood in Wales." "The earliest part, yes; but my mother died in my babyhood, and my father took me about with him on the Continent into all manner of out-of-the-way parts. I was a forlorn little chap of only ten when he left me, without a word, in Hungary. I never saw him again, as he was dead when I made my way back to the little Welsh place among the hills. I did not miss him; all I remember of him is, by my troth, some very bitter words and a hard blow now and then. The sole kindness I ever had was from that poor Gipsy woman; and the Lord do so unto me, and more also--well, a Gipsy tribe is a mighty interesting one to travel with." "I believe you. It must have given you valuable dots in writing the book of 'Zora.'" "Yes," Penrose assented, as though weary of the subject. They were nearing shore now, and he was listening cynically to the varied blasphemy being exchanged between the crew of two coal-barges which had nearly run into each other. It did not occur to Rexford, who wore a more interested expression now, that his friend had broken through a fixed habit of reserve for this very purpose and reward. P at Miss Lavender's, as elsewhere, the early spring was making a fitful and uncertain appearance, young and most untender; for it came over Central Park with a nipping east wind, and took a spiteful pleasure in coaxing out a stray narcissus or snowdrop in sheltered nooks here and there, only to blight it again with a sudden sprinkle of snow or frosty blast. The east wind seemed also to have touched with acidity the lady principal's temper this March day, as well as given a tinge of red to...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Jeanie Drake
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-78649-1
Barcode: 9781154786491
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-78649-8

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