The Phantom Future

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHugh Stowell Scott

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI THE PLOT Elma was exceptionally punctual the next morning, but the squire was before her. When she entered the little library she found her father standing at the window contemplating the walled garden where the white-frost lay in parts. After placing her morning salutation airily upon his white mustache, she turned to the breakfast-table with an eye upon the coffee-pot. Then she perceived that there were three letters upon her plate. "Ah," she said in a pleased voice, "letters. Letters for me!" The squire glanced over his shoulder with an affectionate smile upon his ruddy face, but Elma's back was turned toward him, and so she lost it. Her averted face was quite grave, and she was holding one letter in her hand, reading the address in a curious, still way; the others lay unheeded on the table. Presently she slipped the letter into her pocket and opened the other two energetically with the prong of a fork. While she read them the squire stood by the window whistling softly to himself the air of an old hunting song, of which the memory had been awakened by the sunny morning, still air, and harmless white-frost, which would presently melt away, leaving the ground quite soft. After a little while she placed the dishes within the fender. "Mother is very late this morning," she observed, suggestively. "Yes," answered the old gentleman, replying to the unasked question in her voice, "she was not nearly ready when I came down." Elma came and stood beside her father in the full light of the window. "Will you drive with me to the meet to-day or ride?" she asked, divining in which direction lay her father's thoughts. "I must ride to-day," was the reply, uttered merrily with palms slowly rubbed together; "I must ride to-day, little woman." "But no breaki...

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI THE PLOT Elma was exceptionally punctual the next morning, but the squire was before her. When she entered the lit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364063

ISBN - 13:9780217364065

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