The Novels And Stories Of Frank Stockton Volume 13

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byFrank Richard Stockton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE PART I IWAS on my way from San Francisco to Yokohama when, in a very desultory and gradual manner, I became acquainted with Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine. The steamer on which I was making a moderately rapid passage toward the land of the legended fan and the lacquered box carried a fair complement of passengers, most of whom were Americans; and, among these, my attention was attracted, from the first day of the voyage, to two middle-aged women who appeared to me very unlike the ordinary traveller or tourist. At first sight they might have been taken for farmers' wives who, for some unusual reason, had determined to make a voyage across the Pacific, but on closer observation one would have been more apt to suppose that they belonged to the families of prosperous tradesmen in some little country town, where, besides the arts of rural housewifery, there would be opportunities of becoming acquainted in some degree with the ways and manners of the outside world. They were not of that order of persons who generally take first-class passages on steamships, but the state 3 room occupied by Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine was one of the best in the vessel, and although they kept very much to themselves, and showed no desire for the company or notice of the other passengers, they evidently considered themselves quite as good as any one else, and with as much right to voyage to any part of the world in any manner or style which pleased them. Mrs. Lecks was a rather tall woman, large-boned and muscular, and her well-browned countenance gave indications of that conviction of superiority which gradually grows up in the minds of those who, for a long time, have had absolute control of the destinies of a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE PART I IWAS on my way from San Francisco to Yokohama when, in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217124267

ISBN - 13:9780217124263

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