A Lovers' Tale by Maurice Henry HewlettA Lovers' Tale by Maurice Henry Hewlett

A Lovers' Tale

byMaurice Henry Hewlett

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE PLIGHTING /"pHORKEL spoke to Stangerd about Cormac. It was on the evening of the day after the battle, when he had gone early. "My girl," he said, "what is wrong with this man of yours?" She flushed, and looked away from him. Her eyes were cloudy. "He is no man of mine," she said. "Well," said Thorkel, "he slew a couple of fine fellows last night, and I suppose that was not for nothing." She flashed him a look. "He was set upon by three at once--and there would have been a fourth at him but for me." Thorkel could not deny it. "And what is to be done now?" he asked her instead. "Is he to make free of my house, and of you; to sit here scowling at you, looking you over, and no one to say a word? Are you not ashamed to be so treated? If your brother were here, things might go differently, I think. They don't call him Toothgnasher for nothing." Stangerd was angry; her cheek-bones showed it. She twisted her hands about and stared out of doors. "Cormac would not be afraid of his teeth," she said. "He has teeth of his own, and has shown them." "Little sense has he shown in this affair," says Thorkel. "What does he mean by his singing and nonsense? He calls you every sounding name he can get at, and talks two-score to the dozen. He'll tell you by the hour together what he is going to do with you--and you suffer it. He sets you up sky-high, but can't see you because your head is in the clouds. What do you make of it, you who are a sensible girl, or were so before he ran on about your good looks?" Stangerd looked stormy, but handsomer than ever. Her father could not but notice how fine she was, with her rich colour and golden hair and dark blue eyes. But she had not much to say because she did not know what to make of Cormac herself, and she had a feeli...
Title:A Lovers' TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217341640

ISBN - 13:9780217341646