The Gentile Wife by Rita WellmanThe Gentile Wife by Rita Wellman

The Gentile Wife

byRita Wellman

Paperback | February 7, 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.1919 Excerpt: ... down. Alvays de moon. I tink of udder times. (Sighs.) Batt to grow old. Nopotty cares. Alvays de young beople. Day hate you, and day are alvays so kind. Auntie dis, Auntie dat! Dear Auntie! Ant day vish I vass deatt alreatty. (Sighs.) Put I can't complain. Jacob Den vy do you? Auntie Vere are my glasses? Jacob (Hunting for them.) Now you haff lost your glasses again. (He looks for the glasses.) Vat's dat--pinned on your vaist? Auntie My glasses! (She puts them on.) Lena vill never haff any light in de house. It's stylish not to see vat you are doing. Put I can't complain. Jacob How iss your heart? Auntie My heart? Last week ven you were gone away--den I had a batt attach. Very batt. Since den... Vell, I am alive, I subbose. It von't pe long, dough, before I... Jacob Vat a vay to talk now! Vy you haff a long time to live yet. Don't your olt brudder take goot care of you--vat, Christianne? Lena don't care vat pecomes of me. She iss alvays so pizzy. I am not allowed to do a ting in de house. I am treated like an olt piece of rubbish. If I am in de liprary, den it's de liprary must pe cleaned. If I am sitting in de borch--den it's de borch. Ant I am never allowed to help any more. Vy dey don't even allow me in de kitchen. And a French cook! Whoever heard of a French cook, Jacob! Jacob Oh, vell, Lena don't mean anyting. Auntie Such noodles! Like leader! Like leader! Eva (Enters.) Well, papa, you two old cronies gossiping after dinner? Where's Herman? Auntie Efa, who's dis Doctor Mackenzie who vass here for dinner? Eva He is David's chief at the laboratory. David met him at the golf club today and brought him to dinner, Auntie. Auntie I don't like him. Eva Papa, have you seen Herman? Jacob No, darling. Vy must you alvays pe looking for dat goot for notting husban...
Title:The Gentile WifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217583938

ISBN - 13:9780217583930