The Bolted Door by George Gibbs

The Bolted Door

byGeorge Gibbs

Paperback | February 4, 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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII THE RIDING-CROP TO NATALIE, it seemed a pity to sleep that night. She wanted to be awake and remember, for no dream could be so wonderful as the waking one. Love had come upon her suddenly, like a summer storm, and her heart was softly uplifted like a drooping blossom to the rain, though it still trembled with the memory of the thunderbolts. She had often seen love's counterfeit, and wondered if that was all love was. Now she knew, and wondered in turn, how she could have been so deceived in others or in herself. There was no mistaking it here. It was big, like his body; strong, like his spirit, and masterful, like his will. What else--who else mattered in the world? It was nine in the morning when Natalie awoke. She lay very quiet for a moment, and then suddenly started up with a smile, as she remembered that it was the beginning of a new kind of day. She glanced at the clock, got up hurriedly, slipped on a negligee, and went down the corridor to his door, and listened. Then she knocked timidly, but there was no sound. He had gone. She went back and drew the curtains of her dressing-room windows, and peered out. The rain no longer fell, but the sky was overcast, the ground was soaked, and the dripping leaves hung listlessly from twig and bough. The air was heavy with mist and dampness. Nature had wept, but there was no cheerful sun to dry her tears. It disappointed Natalie that the fair face of the earth should not be happy with her. Down that driveway, and into the dark patch of trees in the road outside the gates he had gone, and she had not been awake to wave him au revoir. She could see the mark of the tires in the sodden road, and for a while she sat and followed him with her thoughts. He had gone back to the little world of his own, of...

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Title:The Bolted DoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217573878

ISBN - 13:9780217573870

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