The Incidental Bishop; A Novel by Grant AllenThe Incidental Bishop; A Novel by Grant Allen

The Incidental Bishop; A Novel

byGrant Allen

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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. LOVE UP TO DATE. Next morning at eleven, a little above Day's Lock, a tall young man in a Canadian canoe sat paddling about disconsolately. He had the irresolute, dispirited, watchful air of one who has come to time to an appointment and finds the other party to the bargain absent. His face at once betrayed the undergraduate. But he was a nice-looking specimen of that aggressive class, in an Oxford blazer; and he kept paddling to one side of the river and then to the other, glancing first at his watch and then up and down stream with the unmistakable look of a person who says to himself: "Why doesn't she come? I'm sure I made no blunder about the hour." He continued reconnoitring the side-streams for several minutes together, and then, evidently dejected, ran himself into a thick bed of irisleaves by the bank, and assumed an attitude of profound melancholy. Suddenly, another canoe shot quick round the corner, and a young girl approached, paddling well and deftly with an air of assured mastery of the craft. She was a slight, dark girl, with abundant black hair; not exactly pretty, but with haunting eyes, and a wistful gipsy air that was better than prettiness: she wore a loose pink blouse and a hat with wild roses. The man's face and attitude altered at once as she appeared. In a moment, he was alert, attentive, eager, smiling. He paddled out to meet her down a backwater to which it was evident they were both well accustomed. The girl's face was aglow. They came up with one another under shelter of a mass of tall purple loose-strife, which hid them from observation from the field beside them. "Well, Alex, you thought I was never coming, I suppose," she broke out, drawing close to him. "Now, don't look at your watch; it was all my fault. You ...
Title:The Incidental Bishop; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217351336

ISBN - 13:9780217351331