The Storm Of London; A Social Rhapsody by F. DickberryThe Storm Of London; A Social Rhapsody by F. Dickberry

The Storm Of London; A Social Rhapsody

byF. Dickberry

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV "Well, my dear Gwen! "--Mrs Archibald entered the library at Selby House, followed by the Earl of Somerville--" I never thought I should live to see your husband act as his own footman!" "Dear Alicia"--Lady Somerville kissed the newcomer and led her to a marble lounge--" why not be one's own footman? We are our own policemen, and I do not believe the streets' safety has in any way suffered from it." "That's quite different, dear Gwen. Ah! how do, Mrs Sinclair? I had not seen you. How shaded you keep your rooms; it is quite delightful, and so cool, too." "Do you know, Mrs Archibald, that we are thinking of introducing an innovation in our households?" This was Lord Somerville. "We are going to do away with locks, keys, and bolts." "My dear Lionel, what on earth are you saying?" exclaimed Mrs Archibald, raising herself suddenly on her couch. "What about these dreadful people who intrude, beg, or--steal?" "Let them go out again," replied Gwen merrily. "I do not think you could find any beggars or thieves at the present moment, for there is nothing to steal, but what we all should feel glad to give." "Wait for the final collapse," interrupted Mrs Archibald. "I am afraid you are living in a fool's paradise; and for your sakes I dread the awakening. In any case, I shall have warned you. What has pained me to the quick, has been Lady Carey's desertion. Mowbray told me that she had actually mounted the platform last week to propose some awful reform." "My mother took my place that day, as I was unable to attend the meeting," explained Eva Sinclair; "but, although she did it to please me, she is not yet won over to our cause, and she grieves sadly over memories of the past." "Thank God! I have neither kith nor kin to influence me. In a great crisis like...
Title:The Storm Of London; A Social RhapsodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217638392

ISBN - 13:9780217638395