Tom Beauling by Gouverneur MorrisTom Beauling by Gouverneur Morris

Tom Beauling

byGouverneur Morris

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX SOME ONE knocked. And Beauling turned the photograph face downward. "Come in," he said. Dunbar, immaculately dressed, smoking a cigarette, and looking very distinguished, pushed open the door. "Have you got everything you want, Tom?" he asked. "Yes, thanks," said Beauling; "everything. But I came very near needing another tie. I did for three." "You should use Lilac," said Dunbar. "That's what he's for." "I suppose so," said Beauling; "but, to tell the truth, I 'm very much afraid of him." Dunbar smiled, knocked the ashes from his cigarette, and turned to go. "It 's fifteen minutes till dinner," he said, "so don't hurry." "Please wait," said Beauling. "I want to tell you something.' Dunbar waited, with a quizzical smile. Beauling slipped into a white waistcoat, and, with it still unbuttoned, turned to Dunbar and faced him, standing very erect. "It 's something I should have told you long ago, Mr. Dunbar," he said. "I 've been sailing under false colors, I 'm ashamed to say, but I can't do it any longer." His voice shook a little. This was not the beginning which Dunbar had expected. He tossed his cigarette into the fireplace, and lighted a fresh one. "Somehow," said Beauling, "you always seemed to take it for granted that I was all right; you never asked me where I came from, who I was, or anything. And I could n't bear to tell you." "Do you think it necessary to tell me now?" asked Dunbar, kindly. "I do," said Beauling. "I should have told you long ago." He drew a deep breath. "I don't know who my father was," he announced abruptly. Dunbar's expression did not change. He stood perfectly still for some moments, as if waiting for Beauling to continue. "Well?" he said, after a time. Beauling's eyebrows went up, and he breathed shortly. "I learned...
Title:Tom BeaulingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217139108

ISBN - 13:9780217139106