The position of Peggy Harper

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byLeonard Merrick

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX If she had written a story about them both--and though she didn't do it, she had half a mind to write a story beginning, "The dramatic critic of an obscure newspaper sat in the dress-circle"--nothing would have been simpler than for untoward circumstances to prevent their meeting again for years: the boarding-house might have proved impossible, even for the briefest of sojourns, and he might have been told when he called there that she had gone without leaving any message. In reality, no such dramatic complications occurred. The dinner was deplorable, and the boarders were depressing, and the artificial cheerfulness of the proprietress was melancholy beyond words, until she gave the effort up and lapsed into contemplation of her liabilities; but having expected nothing better for the money, Theodosia remained. She remained, and when she had heard, with a sinking of the heart, that her encouraging correspondent of The Aspect was out of town, and not due at the office for a week, her days were devoted to attempts to see the other editors who had published her work. At the outset she saw no further than a printed interrogation form presented disconcertingly by a liveried official at the entrance. The form demanded terse statements of all that she mistrusted her ability to urge at length. It was displayed to her by Thursday that these imperative demands for information were finding her too docile. After she had acknowledged her insignificance several times with discouraging results, she began to palter with the peremptory inquiry, "Business?" She euphemised, she grew disingenuous. Once she had the audacity to ignore the inquiry altogether, and discovered that the alarming official regarded his duty as accomplished when he had indicated the form to he...

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX If she had written a story about them both--and though she didn't do it, she had half a mind to write a story beginni...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217630839

ISBN - 13:9780217630832

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