In search of a religion

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byDennis Hird

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II After they had walked a few yards in silence, Miss Burnett said, "Will you come to my room? It is not far away." As this was just the thing that Mark desired, he readily assented. They soon arrived in John Street, where Miss Burnett lived. It was like the surrounding neighbourhood, only the houses looked newer, and were in straight rows on either side of the street. Entering one of these, she led the way to the back room on the first floor. It was about twelve feet square, clean and tidy, but so barely furnished that to the Oxford undergraduate it seemed very dreary. There were four old-fashioned chairs, a small and large table, a chest of drawers, and a large cupboard; what looked like another chest of drawers was the shut-up bed. Over the mantelpiece hung the one solitary picture, a print representing Christ at work in the carpenter's shop, and beneath it was a card with the text, "Sirs, we would see Jesus." Mark Goode was not ordinarily troubled with curiosity, but he longed to know the mystery of Miss Burnett's life. She was about a year younger than himself, and he had known her as the lighthearted, beautiful girl, who could play tennis all the summer afternoon, and then sing the sweetest songs after dinner, till the twilight air was peopled with visions of loveliness; and now she seemed years older, and her beauty had exchanged some of its sunshine for a mellowed sadness. They had sat down, and not a word had he spoken since they entered the room. She said quite naturally, "This is my only room, and you ought to have luncheon, and I am so sorry that I cannot offer you any, neither, you see, can I ring a bell and ask for sherry and biscuits." "Thank you," he replied; " I was not thinking of food. You have so astonished me that I am bewilde...

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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. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II After they had walked a few yards in silence, Miss Burnett said, "Will you come to my room? It is not far away." As...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217487297

ISBN - 13:9780217487290

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