Tommy and Co by Jerome Klapka JeromeTommy and Co by Jerome Klapka Jerome

Tommy and Co

byJerome Klapka Jerome

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...Miss Ramsbotham. "And don't want to talk any more about it?" suggested Peter. "Not just at present. I should find it so difficult to explain." By others, less sympathetic than old Peter, vigorous attempts were made to solve the mystery. Miss Ramsbotham took enjoyment in cleverly evading these tormentors. Thwarted at every point, the gossips turned to other themes. Miss Ramsbotham found interest once again in the higher branches of her calling; became again, by slow degrees, the sensible, frank, 'good sort' that Bohemia had known, liked, respected--everything but loved. Years later, to Susan Fossett, the case was made clear; and through Susan Fossett, a nice enough woman but talkative, those few still interested learned the explanation. "Love," said Miss Ramsbotham to the bosom friend, "is not regulated by reason. As you say, there were many men I might have married with much more hope of happiness. But I never cared for any other man. He was not intellectual, was egotistical, possibly enough selfish. The man should always be older than the woman; he was younger, and he was a weak character. Yet I loved him." "I am glad you didn't marry him," said the bosom friend. "So am I," agreed Miss Ramsbotham. "If you can't trust me," had said the bosom friend at this point, "don't." "I meant to do right," said Miss Ramsbotham, "upon my word of honour I did, in the beginning." "I don't understand," said the bosom friend. "If she had been my own child," continued Miss Ramsbotham, "I could not have done more--in the beginning. I tried to teach her, to put some sense into her. Lord! the hours I wasted on that little idiot! I marvel at my own patience. She was nothing but an animal. An animal I she had only an animal's vices. To eat and drink and sleep...
Title:Tommy and CoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217902820

ISBN - 13:9780217902823