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The Grip of the Bookmaker (Paperback) Loot Price: R450
Discovery Miles 4 500
The Grip of the Bookmaker (Paperback): Percy White

The Grip of the Bookmaker (Paperback)

Percy White

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III PHILIP, with due reticence, told his adventure to Miss Laura whilst she poured out tea. " What a great tomboy !" she exclaimed. " Not my idea of one," he replied critically. "What was she like, Phil?" " Oh, she had curious, brighty-brown hair, you know, which shone in the light." " That must have been Connie Madryn, then I" " Do you know her ?" he asked, and it seemed an extraordinary privilege. " Oh, yes, Madame Bard brings her to tea. I daresay she'll come to our picnic." And?wonderful coincidence !?Philip thought it possible that he might be sitting in the very chair which the vision on the wall had occupied; but he did not inquire whether Miss Laura thought this miracle likely. Newly aroused sex-cunning counselled secrecy. He fixed his hopes on the promised picnic, and gathered information concerning Madame Bard's establishment. Most of the pupils, he learnt, would go for their holidays next week, but a few of theEnglish girls were to remain during the vacation for the improvement of their French. "And I hope, Phil," said Miss Bassett, "that you will brush up yours. Your accent is deplorable." But the boy was in a state of elation. French and all other serious occupations were forgotten. He was moving through golden mysteries. From the tops of the solemn mountains to the blue lake the enchantment stretched, a new sense permeating every beautiful thing. Words, catching the magic, were no longer precise recorders of ideas, but spiritual interpreters of emotion. One early morning, looking across the lake at the mountains in the pure light, he asked himself aloud, " What has happened to me ?" for he seemed to feel reflected in his own soul the limpid glory of the morning. The soft wind stirred the lake and rustled the leaves. Thr...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Percy White
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-08199-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-08199-1
Barcode: 9780217081993

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