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Bachelor Betty (Paperback) Loot Price: R447
Discovery Miles 4 470
Bachelor Betty (Paperback): Winifred Lewellin James

Bachelor Betty (Paperback)

Winifred Lewellin James

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLIII "you're very quiet," said Tony; "what are you thinking of?" We were in a backwater, with the punt tied up to a stump on the bank. Tony was lying beside me, with his hat pulled over his face and his knees up. The elephant was leaning over the side. "I'm betendin'," I answered, without moving my eyes from the jagged edge of the bank. "What's the game?" he asked lazily. "It's no use telling you, you're asleep." "No, I'm not." "You wouldn't be interested." "Yes, I would." "Well, you oughtn't to be. You're too old." "What about you? You're six months older," returned Tony cheerfully. "That's different. I'm a woman, and it's our business to pretend." "Never mind," he said coaxingly. "Tell me like a dear, Betty. I remember yours always used to be the best of the lot when we were little. I'd like to do it again." "Well, ordinary people would think this was a silly little backwater of an English river, wouldn't they?" "It's a mistake that is commonly made," asserted Tony. "I know. But they're quite wrong. Shall I tell you what it is?" I lowered my voice to a whisper. "What?" he asked breathlessly. "It's the Nile." A rat came out of one of the holes in the bank and scurried into the water. "Hist did you see that hippopotamus rush out of its cave and plunge into the papyrus beds?" "I don't want to carp," said Tony doubtfully, "but the banks of the Nile are flat, and are you quite sure that papyruses have beds?" "The banks of my Nile are not flat as you can see for yourself, and my papyruses have beds, very comfortable beds, and roomy enough to accommodate any hippopotamus that may be feeling like it. Don't interrupt unless you are going to help." "Sorry," he said, straightening out his legs and crossing his feet comfortably. "Go on." "Along those bank...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Winifred Lewellin James
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-54398-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-54398-1
Barcode: 9781150543982

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