Papier Machã© by Charles AllenPapier Machã© by Charles Allen

Papier Machã©

byCharles Allen

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. Excerpt: ... IV COMPENSA TION Paul Druish and his friend were walking to and fro in front of the General Post Office. It was pretty late at night. The rumble of wheels and shuffle of feet had ceased; by contrast with its familiar aspect the heart of that iron-capped metropolis lay more silent than any moonlit clearing beyond the suburbs. So uniform was still-life on either hand, that Paul was able to people it undisturbed with the incidents of another moonlight night three years ago--three years that he had passed in a glorious struggle. He saw himself as he was then, in England, the width of the world away, and impoverished by the dictates of a most resplendent fortune. Now he could earn his living as a draughtsman; he could illustrate books; and if not mistaken in thinking there was an opening for one more artist in Australia, he might do very well in his own line. So he saw pictures as he listened to Eay Stepney. When Eay had flown to him, some hours ago, breathless with excitement, and had told him he might go straight back to Safington Park, that the one key to his position there was as good as found, of course he had caught fire at the tale. But when the person who wrongfully held the key was found to have mysteriously vanished, he fell back again to his first love, Art, shutting out the inert splendours of Safington with the idea of active usefulness. "I cannot interrupt my work with more wild-goose chases," he said decisively. "You may be right in urging that we now have clues never dreamt of before; but I know the stuff that wild-goose quills are made of, and my time is not my own now." "Bloated aristocrat," laughed the other. "You disclaim the assistance of Stepney's jams and pickles; but to-morrow morning I shall borrow money and leave of absence from my pa...
Title:Papier Machã©Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217743013

ISBN - 13:9780217743013