Andria by Percy WhiteAndria by Percy White


byPercy White

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI But when Arthur read with dismay on the poster of the fourth edition of a halfpenny evening paper the following lines: 'FRACAS IN FELIX PLACE' 'THE ATHLETE AND THE LADY' mortification half choked him. The copy he bought doubled his horror. First there was a portrait of 'Miss St. George in Court,' capable of identification only because of its label; then a description of himself and his achievements. 'The well-known 'Varsity athlete,' wrote the reporter, 'evidently uses his "mauleys" as cleverly as he handles the willow. The plaintiff was adorned with a beautiful black eye, and wore sticking-plaster across his nose.' Next the unhappy youth recoiled before such graphic headlines as these:--'KNOCKED DOWN THE STEPS' 'ASKED IP HE WANTED ANY MOBE' 'Nettie's Bkave Defender' 'none But The Bkave, Etc.' He pictured his mother and Andria reading this horrible stuff with an angry shudder. What was to be done? Arthur shut himself up in his chambers in sulky resentment till the next day, when a telegram from Miss St. George called him forth. He found her lunching with an excellent appetite, very much delighted with the part she had played. 'You should have seen what a reception the boys gave me last night,' she said. 'I 've a good mind to ask for a rise: they get me too cheap. I had two big bouquets. And to think I owe it all to you, Artie.' 'It's a little awkward they have stuck it all in the papers,' said Arthur. 'Why! that's the best of it. We 've had a splendid show. I 've read all I could get. But that was a beastly portrait of me. Quite libellous, all the girls said so. You come out fine.' 'In what line--as a bruiser or a "chucker-out"? What do you think my friends will say?' 'If they 've any sense they 'll be proud. One of the papers said we made a "...
Title:AndriaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217175317

ISBN - 13:9780217175319