The Adventurous Lady

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Collis Snaith

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... Ill THE three ladies now had the carriage to themselves. As soon as the train had moved out of the station, Lady Elfreda discarded The Queen and said, "What have you brought for luncheon, Pikey?" The Society Pictorial was laid aside while Pikey came resolutely to grips with an interesting looking case which had been placed on a vacant seat. In the meantime the blessed word "luncheon" had brought a pang to the heart of Miss Cass. On leaving her home that morning it had been her intention to procure some food en route. Alas, the difficulties of metropolitan travel, the irregularity of 'bus and train culminating in a bear fight at Belgravia, had driven all minor matters out of a head that was not very strong in practical affairs. Therefore it was now the part of Miss Gray Eyes to regard wistfully, from behind her book, the disclosure of the contents of the luncheon basket. Certainly it was quite in the tradition of a marquis' daughter. There was a place for everything and everything was in its place: delicious looking sandwiches in neat tins, a cake which for war time could only be described as royal, and crowning glory and wonder, a large bottle of wine most artfully packed with glasses and corkscrew complete. Lady Elfreda shed one neat glove with a very businesslike air and offered the contents of the tins. "Those are egg, Pikey--and these are ham, I think." The choice of Pikey was ham. The younger lady inserted a very level row of teeth into the other kind. "Considerin'," she remarked with obvious satisfaction, "that these left Ireland at midnight they have stood the journey pretty well." But the Werewolf was too busy to attempt any form of conversation. Behind The Patrician, now rigidly fixed as a barrier, the mouth of Miss Cass was watering. Within her ...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... Ill THE three ladies now had the carriage to themselves. As soon as the train had moved out of the station, Lady Elfreda disca...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217062679

ISBN - 13:9780217062671

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