Christopher by Richard PryceChristopher by Richard Pryce


byRichard Pryce

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX He himself was infected now with the spirit of haste by which he conceived the movement of his affairs to be inspired, and, though he had spoken of an afternoon train, he went back to London by a morning one. His grandmother, as in like circumstances his mother before her, made no comment. She saw him go, if not unregretfully, at least cheerfully, and rallied the protesting Fatima upon her lack of a similar ability to take things as they came. "It's taking things as they go, I think," said Fatima. "He said after luncheon! He was to have come for a ride this morning. And he goes and leaves before ten! He's always going away from one -- always." ' Then he must always be coming to you, my dear. A person can't go away from you if he has n't been with you." "Oh, for two or three days -- like this. Can't men ever be contented? Can't you ever keep them with you?" "Only by letting them go," said Christopher's grandmother. The subject of their discussion, meanwhile, was being hurried back to London as fast as the quickest train of the day could take him. He had bought an A B C at the station, and this he studied when he was not sitting forward in his seat as if to urge the train on, or moving restlessly in his compartment, which happily held no one but himself. He could not have borne, just then, the presence of other travellers. He looked out of the windows. The train could not go quickly enough for him. He urged it onward and onward, and every time that he relaxed his muscles, he came back to the study of the time-table. He was to see Cora at the opera that evening, where he was to join Mrs. Constaple in her box, but he was impatient of even so much delay, and he had determined to meet all the afternoon trains in from Harrogate on the chance of finding her in one of them. There...
Title:ChristopherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217457746

ISBN - 13:9780217457743