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On the day before Christmas a man of middle age, middle height, and middle weight, smooth-shaven, dressed in black and wearing black gloves, walked into the business office of New York Herald… A 1916 novel by Edwin Lefèvre (1871–1943), an American journalist, writer, and statesman.
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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: did you ? " she asked" for all your grand words ? Why, she's more of a man than you and Gavin put together! Wait till she meets somebody worth her while 1" Wilhelmina looked up gratefullybut she was only half comforted. Nurse was very kind; but after all Hugh was a man: he ought to know. She looked so unhappy that dear little Gavin laid his peachy face consolingly against hers. " Never mind, Vilma," he chirped, " I'll marry yousome dayif nobody else does! " But it was a very weary downhearted little girl that buried her face in the pillows that night. What between " getting married " and " getting converted," life really was too difficult! And yet so many quite common people were being married and converted every day I CHAPTER IIL A NEW DIMENSION. Another autumn day was drawing to a close, and the glamour of sunset lay upon Windyhaugh. The constant murmur of the leaves was lulled for the time into a fitful breath; and the red-gold rays shot in a level shaft athwart the tree-trunks, casting long straight shadows, and lighting up the interior of the little plantation into the semblance of a cathedral. One almost expected to hear the pealing of the organ at vespers from the arched tracery overhead. The song of the birds had died away into a sleepy intermittent twitter, but out on the lawn a half-grown kitten leaped at the flitting moths, and Hugh and Gavin chased each other through the shrubbery with peals of excited laughter. It was long past Gavin's bedtimeunder Mrs. Gal- braith's old-fashioned regime; but the mother of the boys was expected that evening, so he had been allowed to stay up. Wilhelmina was in bed as usual. She lay in her little white chamber, all athrob with expectation. Visitors were rare at Windyhaugh, and to-night was to bring her ... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
[v.1] Arthur O'Leary: his wanderings and ponderings in many lands.--[v.2-3] Barrington. To which is added. Tales of the trains.--[v.4-5] The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly. To which is added Dairy and notes of Horace Templeton, esq.--[v.6-7] Charles O'Malley, the Irish dragoon.--[v.8-9] Confessions of Con Cregan, the Irish Gil Blas.--[v.10-11] The Daltons; or, Three roads in life.--[v.12-13] Davenport Dunn, a man of our day.--[v.14-15] The Dodd family abroad. To which is added, That boy of Norcott's.--[v.16] The fortunes of Glencore.--[v.17-18] Harry Lorrequer.--[v.19-20] Jack Hinton, the guardsman.--[v.21-22] The knight of Gwynne; a tale of the time of the union.--[v.23] Lord Kilgobbin.--[v.24-25] Luttrell of Arran. To which is added, Paul Gosslett's confessions.--[v.26-27] The Martins of Cro' Martin.--[v.28] Maurice Tiernay, the soldier of fortune.--[v.29-30] The O'Donoghue; a tale of Ireland fifty years ago. To which is added A rent in a cloud.--[v.31-32] One of them. To which is added, A day's ride: a life's romance.--[v.33-34] Sir Brook Fossbrooke. To which is added, St. Patrick's eve.--[v.35] Sir Jasper Carew, his life and experiences.--[v.36-37] Tom Burke of "Ours."--[v.38] Tony Butler
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