The romance of Piscator

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHenry Wysham Lanier

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... It seemed safe enough to leave his belongings, so Piscator deposited his rods in the railroad ditch with the other pieces and started out into the golden afternoon. The air had the peculiar clarity of summer in the far north. Without noticing the temperature, he felt alive, brisk, invigorated; he walked in long strides, whistling a lively tune. The afternoon sun, about to drop behind the western hills, cast a mellow radiance upon the crest of the steep mountain east of the river and upon the gnarled and twisted grey ghosts of trees that waved gaunt arms on the burned-over slopes. Piscator presently reached the top of the slight incline, and the squat little house became clearly visible. He stopped whistling and looked more thoughtful. He was, to tell the truth, not a little excited. Though an ardent angler, this was the first time he had come within range of the lordly salmon of the sea. And then there was another Reason. As he passed the wind-battered old birches he suddenly beheld this latter Cause before him. It occupied a rocking-chair on the Gardiner porch, fresh and trim and charming, and different from anything else in the world--just as his memory had so often pictured. Piscator's eyes got brighter as he looked. He had sped to their first stopping place forty-eight hours after the cousin had taken pity upon him and given him the address. "By the way," she had remarked casually, as he was leaving, "you might tell them I'm engaged to Mr. Carstairs." And Piscator had departed, meditating deeply upon the ways of womankind, in general and particular. He had learned, upon reaching his destination, that the General and his daughter had departed on a salmon campaign; and unhesitatingly he followed. They had moved on frequently, but Piscator had hung dogge...

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... It seemed safe enough to leave his belongings, so Piscator deposited his rods in the railroad ditch with the other pieces and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217133185

ISBN - 13:9780217133180

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