The Desert and Mrs. Ajax

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byEdward Stewart Moffat

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII In speaking of the next twelve hours it is our apt vernacular which best describes Biddle's mingled feelings, and it may be truthfully said that Biddle had a "hard night." Not even the cold bottle of beer consumed in desperation at midnight out of a tumbled bed was successful in inducing sleep, and the young man lay on his back for hours staring up into the darkness with burning eyes, while the long arm of a Cottonwood, whispering in the night wind, tapped against his casement and a tree-toad croaked a cool though lonely note. As soon as his recollections began to crystallize, it was borne in on him that he had not been thrown from his horse at all. Neither had he been artfully kicked by a departing hoof nor stunned by striking his head on the ground. Instead, he had been "put down for the count"--" knocked out cold "--by a woman. Biddle's shame was of the teeth-grinding variety. To add to the pleasure of the night watches, that obnoxious imp who sometimes sits on our footboard and gleefully repeats the day's idiocies, hunted the boy out and tortured him without mercy. Nothing was omitted, nothing minimized, nothing forgotten. The shameful facts were spelled before his wide eyes in flaming letters, and his punishment branded on him with a hissing iron. After a while he got up and wandered disconsolately down the hall to the shower-bath. The cold douche served to turn the current of his thoughts and he began to marvel at what the girl had done. It also occurred to him that she was undoubtedly much more powerful physically than himself, and, curiously, he began to extract some satisfaction from the fact. After that it was all over for Biddle. When he went back to bed it was with the conviction that the very best thing he could do was to ask the...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII In speaking of the next twelve hours it is our apt vernacular which best describes Biddle's mingled feelings, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217078745

ISBN - 13:9780217078740

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