A June Romance

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byNorman Gale

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... s« passion. The Parson saw hell and hate in my eyes, and flung his arms round me. "Loose me," I said in a hoarse whisper. "Hardly! Squire, you had better apologise instantly." "Apologise! Apologise to an usher who fingers grapes, the bloom of which is too good for his betters! Did you say--Apologise? My God! how are positions upside down nowadays!" "Loose me, Monkington," I said. "He has made me think of something that throttles my anger. I will not desecrate the house of a priest." "Sir"--I turned to the squire--" Sir, excuse me if I break up the rubber." With this I strode out on to the lawn. Monkington followed. "He has been refused by Alice Ellaby," he said, "and he believes you are at the bottom of it. This and the luck devoured him. Anderson, I cannot say sufficient to express my sorrow that you should have been insulted here. Perhaps your own best side might be blurred for a while if you failed to win the lass you wanted." "Perhaps." "Anderson, I believe you love Alice Ellaby dearly?" "Monkington, I do." "I have loved her from a slip of a girl, fifteen years old, and I have waited for her growth," he said. "She has been my Ultima Thule. I have watched the bud unfold--and bend toward a foreign sun." "Parson!" "Have you told Alice of your love?" "No, not a word." "Wait yet a little while, then. Surely my turn should come before yours." "Certainly." "Shall it?" "It shall." We shook hands with a grasp that would have befitted giants of old, and I walked homeward. The sting of the flying cards was still on my forehead. Alice, my sweet, your influence poured peace round me to-night. June the Seventeenth. I woke early. I seemed still to feel the sting of the flying cards upon my forehead and cheeks and lips. I had a tremendous headache, and though I ...

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... s« passion. The Parson saw hell and hate in my eyes, and flung his arms round me. "Loose me," I said in a hoarse whisper. "Har...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217155111

ISBN - 13:9780217155113

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