The man outside by Wyndham Martyn

The man outside

byWyndham Martyn

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER SEVEN THE QTTABBEL The next morning when Paget called at the small pension where Miss Lloyd and her aunt were staying, he was appalled at the lack of comfort, and the bourgeois atmosphere surrounding it. The room into which he was ushered was dowdy; its only pretension to ornament the highly-coloured plaster cast of popular saints. How was he to know that the elderly lady had chosen this place in order to absorb what she thought was the local colour of Belgian life! A little to his surprise, it was Miss Scott who greeted him with: "Nina will be down presently. Before she comes," she went on a little excitedly, "I feel it my duty to be very frank with you." Paget bowed. Miss Scott grew more and more perturbed. The possibility of her niece marrying, and the consequent abandonment of the yearly visit to Europe, was always before her and filled her life with an unhappiness that was forever showing itself in an absorbing jealousy of the girl's men friends. She began severely: "Mr. Paget, you followed us to Belgium--and not to study lace-making!" "It may be," he acknowledged, "that I was sufficiently interested in Miss Lloyd to try to see more of her." "It has been my experience that men usually fall in love with Nina and then go away thinking they have been badly treated. Mr. Paget," she said decidedly, "Nina cares very little for men." "Why do you tell me this?" "Because my niece is the only being in the world I love. Her mother and she do not get along very well--and I do what I can, in my little way, to be a mother to her." She sighed. "Nina is an heiress--moving in what may be termed the best society in America--the nicest people. She is very self-willed. I know very little of her inner life and thoughts. But I do know--that is, I think she is goin...

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Title:The man outsideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217802443

ISBN - 13:9780217802444

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