Sinister street by Sir Compton MackenzieSinister street by Sir Compton Mackenzie

Sinister street

bySir Compton Mackenzie

Paperback | January 2, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI TINDERBOX LANE EXT morning, when he woke, Michael made up his mind to leave Leppard Street finally in the course of 'this day. He could not bear the thought that he would only have to lean out of his window to see the actual roof which covered that unforgettable den beneath him. He wondered what would be the best thing to do with the furniture. It might be worth while to install Barnes in these rooms and pay his rent for some months instead of the salary which, now that Lily had been seen, was no longer a justifiable expenditure. He certainly would prefer that Barnes should never meet Lily now, and he regretted he had revealed her name. Still he had a sort of affection for Barnes which precluded the notion of deserting him altogether. These rooms with their simple and unmuffled furniture, the green shelves and narrow white bed, would be good for his character. He would also leave a few chosen books behind, and he would write and ask Nigel Stewart to visit here from time to time. Michael dressed himself and went upstairs to interview Barnes where he lay beneath a heap of bedclothes. "Oh, I daresay I could make the rooms look all right," said Barnes. "But what about coal?" "I shall pay for coal and light as well as the rent." "I thought you'd find it a bit dismal here," said Barnes knowingly. "I wonder you've stuck it out as long as you have." "After February," Michael said, "I may want to come to some other arrangement; but you can count on being here till then. Of course, you understand that when the three months are up, I shan't be able to allow you five pounds a week any longer." "No, I never supposed you would," said Barnes, in a tone of resignation. Michael hesitated whether to speak to him about Mrs. Smith or not: however, probably he was aware of her existence alrea...
Title:Sinister streetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217554725

ISBN - 13:9780217554725

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