Joey the dreamer

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byHenry Oyen

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII MEANWHILE let us remember that Della had weighed the meeting and the theatre in the balance and had decided in favour of the latter. "What, ho! yer leddyship? The carriage waits without. What? Not dressed yet? Say! Wish I had so many glad rags it took me four hours to get inside of 'em. I'd soak 'em and hire a vally to help me dress, I would honest." Freddy sat outside the closed door of Della's little room -- Della being an orphan who had to keep gentlemen out of her room -- and professed to grumble over her tardiness. He was gloriously attired for the evening; the height of his collar was wonderful to behold; the crease in his striped trousers was metallic; his tie was fearsomely red; and he smelled abundantly of the barber shop. Inside the room Della, before a mirrored wash stand, was putting the finishing touches to her Saturday evening metamorphosis with loving hands, for she loved to be prettily dressed, did Della. Her idea of a paradise would have been a place where one was dressed up seven days out of the week. All over the Tenement this same Saturday evening 59 transformation was going on to a certain degree. Saturday night of all nights in the week is the night to see the Tenement. Then it lives. The sense of temporary release from labour is in the air. The Tenement's dwellers become individuals. Through the week they are cowed members of a class. Now the natural being asserts itself. The place of labour is left behind, the grip of toil for awhile shaken off, and the fear of late rising on the morrow has vanished. A man relieved from strain stretches himself, rubs his arms, perhaps yawns a little. The Tenement on a Saturday night suddenly finds itself unshackled and proceeds in its own sweet way to demonstrate its appreciation of the blesse...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII MEANWHILE let us remember that Della had weighed the meeting and the theatre in the balance and had decided in favour of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217699804

ISBN - 13:9780217699808

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