The Cocoon; A Rest-cure Comedy

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byRuth Mcenery Stuart

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This historic 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. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Written in Diary; New York, June 21st. Dear Long-neglected Book-of-my-Heart: So many things have happened since our last heart-to-heart together that I scarcely know where to begin, and yet I am conscious that I've neglected you utterly ever since just before Jack's arrival at Seafair; and yet, as I have made you my confidant, first and last, chiefly as an ally during Jack's absences or my temperamental deflections, this seems hardly exceptional. Still, there is something in our recent intimacy which makes me long to confide to your sympathetic pages, as an offset to the gloom in which my last contributions were cast, the story of my happy issue out of all my troubles,-- the troubles which cloud your pages and express only turbulence and anguish of soul. I shall see to it that Jack never has another peep into your sacred bosom, but there may be those who will come after me -- daughters, not sons, for this -- to whom I shall be only too glad to commend your utmost confidences, even at the expense of my seeming dignity, hoping in this trivial record of miserable tears and narrowlyaverted disaster, possibly to guard them against similar pitfalls in life. To go further than this now would be telling, and my poor little story needs for interest all that it may develop of surprises in its unfolding. I do not recall our very last words together, but I keenly do remember that they brought to your defenceless pages tortures of maddening jealousy and despair over my having but just discovered Jack's correspondence with the little Carter; that it was while struggling with this and its resultant insomnia that there arrived anonymously to me a cargo of wedding flowers which filled my rooms with implications of compromising disaster and my nostrils with sickening odo...

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This historic 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. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Written in Diary; New York, June 21st. Dear Long-neglected Book-of-my-Heart: So many things have happened since our last hea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217071643

ISBN - 13:9780217071642

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