The mystery mind

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byArthur Benjamin Reeve

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... XXI Violet's Birthday CROM the window Dupont glanced out upon A Washington Square, which was bustling with the life of mid-afternoon. Immediately before him was the sector allotted by unwritten law to the well-dressed children of the houses on the north, and their nurses. Here was aristocracy which disdained to move to West End Avenue, or Forest Hills, or Westchester County. Beyond were the irrepressible offspring of the Italians dwelling to the south. They swam in the fountain, scrambled beneath the wheels of Fifth Avenue busses for pennies, or swarmed over forbidden tracts of grass. Behind were Bohemian quarters and Village shops, a garage, and a church designed by Stanford White. Then his glance strayed to the girl beside him. For all her terrors Violet had suffered no permanent hurt. She was dressed in black still, in memory of her beloved guardian. Dupont was just human enough to realize that the garb was immensely becoming; that her hair, which coiled high and proudly above the wide level-placing of her eyes, glistened yellow as brass in a lathe, and formed with the somber circle of her gown below a glorious frame for almost perfect features. He was selfish enough to exult in the fact that she was to be his. He drew her a little closer to him with the involuntary contraction of muscles in an arm which had fought for her, valiantly. 'Thank Heaven!" he exclaimed. "It's over!' 'Robert!" Her lips were full and red in protest. "You promised not to mention the horrible experiences of--of those eight days." The tears welled up in her eyes, brimming beneath her lashes. "Poor dear Doctor Daddy!" she added. He was very contrite as he kissed her. "Forgive me," he murmured. "Besides--" Very suddenl., she flung her arms about his neck, wholly without reserve. No...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... XXI Violet's Birthday CROM the window Dupont glanced out upon A Washington Square, which was bustling with the life of mid-aft...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217122124

ISBN - 13:9780217122122

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