The Life of a Book Agent

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAnnie Nelles Dumond

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. As the train slowly moved out from the depot into the darkness of the night (for it was nearly eight o'clock of a dreary, stormy night on which I left Chicago), I felt that I was really alone and desolate in the wide world; and my heart sunk within me as I thought of my prospects for the future. I was going to a place of which I knew nothing, and where there was not a single soul whom I knew, to enter upon the duties of a life of which I had had no experience, and my purse contained just fifteen dollars--all my fortune--and even a part of that I must pay for my ride to my destination. And then, what if my experiment at Niles should prove a failure?--what would become of me in that event? Heaven only knew. These thoughts occupied my mind during the whole of my ride from Chicago to Niles, and most effectually prevented me from sleeping any of the time; and, when we reached my stopping place, I knew not what to do or where to go. I had never stopped there before, did not know a single soul in the place, and had no idea of where my employer lived or where to make inquiries for him. I inquired of several persons, and was finally directed to an aristocratic looking (for that place) mansion, where I found what was expected to be ( 279 ) my future home, and first met with the woman whom, for the first time since my childhood, I was to call mistress. That first interview satisfied me that my stay at her house would be short. There was an air of haughty disdain about her, a sort of reckless contempt for the feelings of others, which, though regarded by some of the shoddy aristocracy of the present day as evidence of good breeding, is, in my judgment, the very reverse, and stamps its possessor as at once devoid of all the finer feelings, which mark th...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. As the train slowly moved out from the depot into the darkness of the night (for it was nearly eight o'clock of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217596681

ISBN - 13:9780217596688

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