The Fall of the Curtain by Harold BegbieThe Fall of the Curtain by Harold Begbie

The Fall of the Curtain

byHarold Begbie

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1901. Excerpt: ... V V entered the sitting-room both were smiling happily, evidently in the very highest spirits. Hannah was almost sincerely happy. During the operation of hat-pinning and jacket-buttoning Mrs. Mersey had given the countess-elect her idea of the bridegroom. "Ugly!" she exclaimed; "why's he's a perfect little gem! The dearest little soul that ever wore human flesh. I'd marry that man if he wasn't an earl, if he hadn't got a halfpenny to bless himself with. I'd marry him if he was a curate in the slums or a bank clerk on a stool, or a 'bus conductor punching tickets. He's a little gem. Mark my words, that man's got the noblest of hearts; properly treated he'll make a perfect husband. Ugly! Mean! Why, it's a chance that the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra and Miss Burdett-Coutts would have given their eyes for!" So Hannah began to think better of her lord, and the three sallied forth on their festive outing with merry words and rippling laughter. In the tram they attracted considerable attention. Lord Mane squeaked and chuckled and swore; Mrs. Mersey A VIOLENT CHECK laughed and chatted from the moment of entering the car to the end of the journey, and Hannah smiled so sweetly into the earl's eyes, and spoke so musically, that all the young blades in the tram, try as they would, could not take their eyes from her face. Lord Mane walked the ladies over Westminster Bridge, led them up Whitehall, and then, after nearly being run over in Trafalgar Square, found his way into the Strand. At the largest restaurant he paused. "Too much gilt, eh? Bad cookin' an' high prices. What d'ye think?" Mrs. Mersey announced that it looked a very respectable place, and Hannah said she thought the cooking would be as good there as anywhere else. So, with no little misgiving on the ear...
Title:The Fall of the CurtainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021732276X

ISBN - 13:9780217322768