The Barrys

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byShan F. Bullock

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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.1899 Excerpt: ... of colour about her throat, a gleam of roses in her hat, a glitter of silver on her wrists. She wore a plain dress and jacket of dark-coloured stuff, and white cotton gloves. A little timid, perhaps, and anxious she was, somewhat reserved, too, in manner and speech; but her eyes were sweet and steady as of old, she held herself with grace and ease; was Nan still, Frank told himself, the old-time Nan. And Frank seeing her was glad--glad to be near her, to hear her speak, to see her, even for a while, free of the ugly grip of Walworth and standing there beside him with health and hope still in her face. Yes; she was still the old-time Nan. How often had he seen her stand just so; head back a little, eyes down, lips slightly parted. She had changed, of course, gone off, as the vulgarism went; but, after all, how much she was the same. He was glad. Had he seen her the other night, or only her ghost? He turned, smiling. "Well; how goes it, Nan?" "Ah, rightly," came back; "just rightly." "You feel--happier;" Frank paused before the word; "than you did last time we met?" Nan reddened. "Ah, I was a fool that night. I dunno what ailed me. I was a fool. To think I must carry on like that! Ah, I could have whipped meself when I got home." Frank laughed. "Whipped yourself, Nan. And why, may I ask? Just because you were tired, and hungry, and had met an old friend?" Nan beat her foot on the pavement. "Ah, don't talk of it," cried she; "don't ask me! Like a school girl I was, wi' me feelin's in me lap. But never again, please God; never again. Ah, let's talk o' somethin' else. Lord, but it's the fine evenin'," said Nan, and strove for the commonplace; "ah, but it is." Frank looked curiously at her for a moment. "Yes, Nan, It's a splendid evening. Doesn't it all remind yo...

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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.1899 Excerpt: ... of colour about her throat, a gleam of roses in her hat, a glitter of silver on her wrists. She wore a plain dress and jacket of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217571255

ISBN - 13:9780217571258

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