Anna Of The Five Towns; A Novel

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byArnold Bennett

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Excerpt: ... business with the miser. Occasionally he accompanied Anna from school or chapel. Such methods were precisely to Anna's taste. Like him, she loved prudence and decorum, preferring to make haste slowly. Since the Revival they had only once talked together intimately; on that sole occasion Henry had suggested to her that she might care to join Mrs. Sutton's class, which met on Monday nights; she accepted the hint with pleasure, and found a well of spiritual inspiration in Mrs. Sutton's modest and simple, yet fervent, homilies. Mynors was not guilty of blowing both hot and cold. She was sure of him. She waited calmly for events, existing, as her habit was, in the future. The future, then, meant the Isle of Man. Anna dreamed of an enchanted isle and hours of unimaginable rapture. For a whole week after Mrs. Sutton had won Ephraim's consent, her vision never stooped to practical details. Then Beatrice called to see her; it was the morning after the treat, and Anna was brushing her muddy frock; she wore a large white apron, and held a clothes-brush in her hand as she opened the door. "You're busy? " said Beatrice. "Yes," said Anna, " but come in. Come into the kitchen --do you mind?" Beatrice was covered from neck to heel with a long mackintosh, which she threw off when entering the kitchen. "Anyone else in the house? " she asked. "No," said Anna, smiling, as Beatrice seated herself, with a sigh of content, on the table. "Well, let's talk, then." Beatrice drew from her pocket the indispensable chocolates and offered them to Anna. "I say, wasn't last night perfectly awful? Henry got wet through in the end, and mother made him stop at our house, as he was at the trouble to take me home. Did you see him go down this morning?" "No; why?" said Anna stiffly. "Oh--no reason. Only I thought perhap...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Excerpt: ... business with the miser. Occasionally he accompanied Anna from school or chapel. Such methods were precisely to Anna's taste. Like him, she loved prudence...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217677967

ISBN - 13:9780217677967

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