The steps of honor

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byBasil King

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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: ... XI 'ELL, I don't see that they said much," Mr. Wollastoii remarked, I when his wife had given him an account of the conversation at the Bee. He sat in the gloaming, toasting his feet before his study fire. Mrs. Wollaston kept in the shadow, away from the blaze. She still wore her bonnet and gloves, as when she came in, but her cloak was thrown off, over the back of the chair. "It wasn't what they said, Hector, but what they meant that was important," she returned, with quiet determination in her tone. "They meant what they said, I suppose." "Oh, they meant a great deal more than that. You wouldn't expect any of them to say all she thought." "They wouldn't be much like other women if they didn't say a good deal more." "There you're wrong, dear. There is where you judge women by what you see in men. A woman weighs her words when a man doesn't think anything about it; and at our Bee--" "Oh, I know, I know. At your Bee the weighing of words is a fine art. It's a bit of feminine Puritanism that hasn't escaped my attention. The typical Old Cambridge woman will measure her words so as to convey the greatest amount of meaning with the least possible responsibility for having made a statement." "There's some truth in that, dear; and for that very reason it was easy to see that, in every one's opinion, Mr. Muir is in a most painful position." "Pooh!" he ejaculated, slipping down in his big, leathern chair and throwing one leg over the other. He had a manly dislike to taking the tone of public opinion from a Bee. He had been driven at times almost to disavow his own beliefs, because Miss Wimble or Miss Running had declared publicly their willingness to endorse them. "Pooh!" he said again. "It will be time enough to think of that when we hear that some one in the colle...

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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: ... XI 'ELL, I don't see that they said much," Mr. Wollastoii remarked, I when his wife had given him an account of the conversation...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217133983

ISBN - 13:9780217133982

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