Barriers burned away

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdward Payson Roe

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... could not forbear a smile at the suggestion, but he said, in apology, "I do not visit any one, save a gentleman from whom I am taking lessons." "Do you mean to say that you have no friends at all in this great city?" "Well, I suppose that is nearly the truth; that is, in the sense you use the term. My teacher and his wife--" "Nonsense! I mean friends of one's own age, people of the same culture and status as yourself. I think we require such society, as truly as we need food and air. I did not mean those whom business or duty brought you in contact with, or who are friendly or grateful as a matter of course.' "I have made no progress since my introduction to society at Miss Brown's," said Dennis. "But you had the sincere and cordial offer of introduction," said Miss Winthrop, looking a little hurt. "I feel hardly fit for society," said Dennis, all out of sorts with himself. "It seems that I can only blunder and give pain. But I am indeed grateful for your kindness." Miss Winthrop looked into his worn, pale face, and instinctively knew that something was wrong, and she felt real sympathy for the lonely young man, isolated among thousands. She said, gently but decidedly: "I did mean my invitation kindly, and I truly wished you to come. The only proof you can give that you appreciate my courtesy is to accept an invitation for to-morrow evening. I intend having a little musical entertainment." Quick as light flashed the thought, "Christine will be there." He said, promptly: "I will come, and thank you for the invitation. If I am awkward, you must remember that I have never mingled in Chicago society, and for a long time not in any." She smiled merrily at him, and said, "Don't do anything dreadful, Mr. Fleet." He caught her mood, and asked...

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... could not forbear a smile at the suggestion, but he said, in apology, "I do not visit any one, save a gentlema...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217337864

ISBN - 13:9780217337861

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