The Master-girl

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byAshton Hilliers

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE SPEAR-THROWING THE scene with which the last chapter closed had come as a not unwelcome interruption to a family explanation which had been in progress within the deerskin hangings of the old chiefs tee-pee. A mother-in-law may be a delightful person, or the reverse. The difficulties and temptations which beset her position are of no modern creation. Are there not ancient wheezes upon this topic in Greek anthologies? I doubt not that these hoary japes were in their day and generation rehashes of Mykenaean jibes still more venerable, for under given circumstances we humans act alike all the world over, and there is no valid reason for assuming that our behaviours and misbehaviours have varied to any great extent during the past hundred thousand years. Listen to a case in point. A friend ot mine with a faculty for getting into and out of places the most tight and remote, once found himself for a whole month dependent upon the hospitality of an African tribe so degraded as to have lost (if it had ever possessed) the art of hut-building. These simple aborigines erected little shelters of small brushwood to windward and slept thereunder. They wore no garments, not even the most exiguous. A rough man, a coarse man, in such company would have discerned nothing but the brutality which he brought with him. He would have mishandled the situation from the first, and, having presently reduced his position to an impossibility, would have taken himself off and returned (with luck) to civilisation with a story of beastly savages, less than half human, no better than the dog-faced baboons of the cliffs. Not so my friend, who, being an English gentleman of the best type, had no difficulty in adapting himself to the necessities of a novel situation. He took to his h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE SPEAR-THROWING THE scene with which the last chapter closed had come as a not unwelcome interruption to a family explan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217092438

ISBN - 13:9780217092432

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