Miss Bellard's Inspiration; A Novel by William Dean HowellsMiss Bellard's Inspiration; A Novel by William Dean Howells

Miss Bellard's Inspiration; A Novel

byWilliam Dean Howells

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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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. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XII JROMBIE also felt something of that peace from exhaustion of which Mevison had all but i boasted, as he entered his room very carefully, so as not to waken Mrs. Crombie, whom he imagined asleep beyond the door opening into her own room. He was surprised to have her look in at him, as if she had been waiting up for him. But he said, as if he had expected it: "Well, you know they're going, in the morning?" "Yes, she told me." "And they're going to separate, too." "Separate!" "You must have seen it was coming to that. I had it out with Mevison this afternoon when we were walking; but I didn't mean to tell you till they were out of the house. They meant to separate before they left us, he taking the up-train and she the down-train, an hour later. But I told him that it wouldn't do; that it would make talk about us, and bring us into their row in all sorts of ways." "That was very thoughtful of you, Archibald." "He saw the point, too. I made him promise that they would decently leave the house together, and leave the Saco Shore station together, and do their confounded separating at the Junction." Crombie ended in an exasperation, in which he lifted his voice, out of the whisper they had been using, into a thick barytone. "'Sh!" she hissed. "Don't speak so loud! You've done the wisest thing that could be done; but I don't think it was delicate of them to come here at all. What do you suppose could have possessed them to do it, when they knew--" "I don't believe they did know. It's something they couldn't realize; at least, Mevison couldn't. They've been fighting along for years, and as far as their nerves are concerned they're no nearer the end now than they ever were; their consciousness doesn't accept the fact. Mevison talked like a fool; I wanted to laugh. He ...
Title:Miss Bellard's Inspiration; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217236375

ISBN - 13:9780217236379