Doctor Sphinx; A Novel

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCaroline C. Walch

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX St. Valentine's day was always a great holiday at the Depellisiers'; and this year, that wonderful new engagement made it more exciting than ever. Everybody felt very curious to know just what every one else was going to perpetrate on "the two beloved "; and as for Sarah and Jacob--why, Jacob had already called before the breakfast gong had sounded, to present to the handsomest lady in the universe a very delicate, but exceedingly costly ruby lace pin; and Sarah was duly elated over the fact that she could already boast a valentine, before all the others. They had hot muffins for breakfast; and while these and Sarah's pin were being eagerly discussed, the postman came along and unloaded a generous load of Amor's favors at the basement door. Mr. Stanley had remembered Calleen with a five pound box of Huyler's chocolates, a large box of Catherine Mermet's--not even exceeded in size by Sarah's basket of Jacks which Jacob sent over, by express, later in the morning--and three fat letters, brimming over with sentiment which Calleen thought more appropriate to a schoolboy-than to a man of middle age. These long epistles Calleen was ungrateful enough to toss into the stove, after wading half way through each one. Later in the day, she invited the girls to come to her room and help themselves to the flowers and the bonbons--not one of which she could force herself to touch. She felt restless--vaguely unhappy, all day. Not a word came from Donald. Although she had schooled herself for just such disappointment; still, she could not help feeling neglected and hurt. She resolved not to let her mind dwell on that man any longer. Madame was going to give a literature party that evening. Calleen had promised to help; and so, when the routine tasks of the day ...

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX St. Valentine's day was always a great holiday at the Depellisiers'; and this year, that wonderful new engagement m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217703259

ISBN - 13:9780217703253

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