Idyls in drab by William Dean HowellsIdyls in drab by William Dean Howells

Idyls in drab

byWilliam Dean Howells

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...' Yee. And I went round to the places where we left our things this morning arid got them." "I had forgotten about those things," said Althea dreamily. Lorenzo laughed vaguely, and she turned abruptly upon him, with a start from her absence. "Do you know what time it is, Lorenzo? " " It has been rather of a long day, Althea, and I guess you must have felt it so too. It seems to me, we 've been about so, that it was back in the last century some time when we got out the cars this morning." He pulled his watch out, a large silver one, and he said, with an air of pride, as her eye fell upon it, "Friend Nason thought I better get it, seeing I never had one before, and he went with me to the jeweller's. It's a Swiss one, and it cost twelve dollars; he said it was full as good as an American one that would have cost me twenty." She seemed not to notice it, and he added, with a little disappointment, "It's half-past four." She did not say anything. He closed the case of his watch with a snap, and put it back in his pocket. "I was just thinkin'," he went on, in a smiling muse, " how this light lays along the slope of the upper pasture at the Family. Strikes over the top of the hill and slants along down; and it gets to be evening there, I guess, as much as an hour before it does in the lower pasture and the garden." He closed his eyes to a fine line. "I can see how it looks as plain as if I was there now. Kufus is comin' up the cow-path to look after the cows and drive 'em down to the barn; and I can see Elder Thomas H there, waitin' with the boys to see 'em milk, and show 'em. It's just about the time your school lets out, and you 're walkin' over to the Church Family house, and the children Well, it's kind of peaceful there! And it's sightly. It's full...
Title:Idyls in drabFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217229247

ISBN - 13:9780217229241