The Writings Of Bret Harte Volume 7: Cressy and other tales

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBret Harte

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... before the superior public edifice known as the City Hall From it a woman, closely veiled, alighted, and quickly entered the building. A few passers-by turned to look at her, partly from the rarity of the female figure at that period, and partly from the greater rarity of its being well formed and even ladylike. As she kept her way along the corridor and ascended an iron staircase, she was passed by others more preoccupied in business at the various public offices. One of these visitors, however, stopped as if struck by some fancied resemblance in her appearance, turned, and followed her. But when she halted before a door marked "Mayor's Office," he paused also, and, with a look of half-humorous bewilderment and a slight glance around him as if seeking for some one to whom to impart his arch fancy, he turned away. The woman then entered a large anteroom with a certain quick feminine gesture of relief, and, finding it empty of other callers, summoned the porter, and asked him some question in a voice so suppressed by the official severity of the apartment as to be hardly audible. The attendant replied by entering another room marked " Mayor's Secretary," and reappeared with a stripling of seventeen or eighteen, whose singularly bright eyes were all that was youthful in his composed features. After a slight scrutiny of the woman -- half boyish, half official -- he desired her to be seated, with a certain exaggerated gravity as if he was overacting a grown-up part, and, taking a card from her, reentered his office. Here, however, he did not stand on his head or call out a confederate youth from a closet, as the woman might have expected. To the left was a' green baize door, outlined with brass-studded rivets like a cheerful coffin-lid, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... before the superior public edifice known as the City Hall From it a woman, closely veiled, alighted, and quick...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217289886

ISBN - 13:9780217289887

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