A Rogue By Compulsion; An Affair Of The Secret Service

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byVictor Bridges

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...a beautiful respectable place nowadays--all villas and trams and picture palaces--rather like a bit of Upper Tooting." "It doesn't matter," said Joyce. "I've got very nice feet and ankles, and I'm sure it's much less immoral than being carried in turns. Don't you think so, Neil?" "Certainly," I said gravely. "No properly-brought-up girl would hesitate for a moment." We argued over the matter at some length: Tommy maintaining that he was the only one of the three who knew anything about the minds of really respectable people--a contention which Joyce and I indignantly disputed. As far as I can remember, we were still discussing the point when the train ran into Leigh station and pulled up at the platform. "Here you are," said Tommy, handing me a basket. "You freeze on to this; it's our lunch. I want to get a couple more cans of paraffin before we go on board. There is some, but it's just as well to be on the safe side." We left the station, and walking a few yards down the hill, pulled up at a large wooden building which bore the dignified title of "Marine and Yachting Stores." Here Tommy invested in the paraffin and one or two other trifles he needed, and then turning off down some slippery stone steps, we came out on the beach. Before us stretched a long bare sweep of mud and sand, while out beyond lay the Ray Channel, with a number of small boats and fishing-smacks anchored along its narrow course. "There's the Betty," said Tommy, pointing to a smartlooking little clinker-built craft away at the end of the line. "I've had her painted since you saw her last." "And from what I remember, Tommy," I said, "she wanted it--badly." Joyce seated herself on a baulk of timber and began composedly to take off her shoes and stockings. "How deep does...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...a beautiful respectable place nowadays--all villas and trams and picture palaces--rather like a bit of Upper To...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217342191

ISBN - 13:9780217342193

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