Calling the tune

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJustin Huntly Mccarthy

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII A VISIT FROM MR. GORRINGTON WICKLIFF paused at the end of his tirade to collect his breath, and Winbush was putting together a few ideas with which to reply to his friend's exuberant fancy. His intention was interrupted by the entry of the maid with a visiting-card upon a salver. She proffered the salver to Winbush, and Winbush picked the card gingerly from its surface, read it, and attempted a somewhat ineffectual whistle. "Well, this is funny," he said. "Just listen, Wickliff." He read aloud the name engraved upon the card: "Mr. Simpson P. Gorrington, "Representative of the "Pan-european Aerial Navigation Syndicate. "What do you think of that?" Wickliff shouted for joy. "Hurrah for the ' Arabian Nights,'" he thundered. "Have the fellow in." Winbush addressed the maid. "Show the gentleman in." The maid vanished. Wickliff rubbed his hands and gloated. "Well, what do you say now?" he questioned. "How can I say anything," Gregory answered plaintively, " until I know what the fellow wants?" "Oh, I guess I know what he wants, right enough," Wickliff said sagaciously. A moment later Mr. Gorrington was ushered into the room. Mr. Simpson P. Gorrington suggested in his appearance, at the first glance, a distinguished diplomatist. He was tall and thin and clean-shaven, of a dusty complexion, with smooth dust-coloured hair, and eyes, that also appeared to be dust-coloured, which surveyed the world through a gold-rimmed pince-nez with a "you-can'tpossibly-deceive-me-and-therefore-why-attempt to-do-so" expression that was sometimes disconcerting. He was carefully dressed, perhaps even a shade over-dressed for his pose of distinguished diplomatist. The dark grey morning-coat, the white waistcoat, the grey trousers, the delicate grey tie--all combined to m...

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII A VISIT FROM MR. GORRINGTON WICKLIFF paused at the end of his tirade to collect his breath, and Winbush was putti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217819753

ISBN - 13:9780217819756

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