It won't be of any great consequence, I hope; but it will be necessary that some steps be taken, which I will explain by-and-by; but in the meantime, Madame, you will be so good as not to let Miss Laura be alone for one moment.
inquired Miss Nugent, aged nine, who was sitting on the kitchen table.
Miss Lavinia's favorite topic was the sure visitation of the sins of the father upon his children.
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Here I must remind you, my dear miss Howe, that one of the young ladies smiled, and two or three were seen to titter, at this part of your narration, and you seemed, I thought, a little too angry for a girl of your sense and reading; but you will remember, my dear, that young heads are not always able to bear strange and unusual assertions; and if some elder person possibly, or some book which you have found, had not put it into your head, you would hardly have discovered by your own reflection, that a frog or a toad was equal in real loveliness to a frisking squirrel, or a pretty green lizard, as you called it; not remembering that at this very time you gave the lizard the name of pretty, and left it out to the frog--so liable we all are to prejudices.
"What makes it look so yellow over there, Miss Harson?"
After Miss Antoinette Sterling had sung "Auld Lang Syne," to the great delight of the audience, who recalled her several times, Chief Justice Charles P. Daly introduced Professor Morse in an appropriate address.
The earnestness, the passion of his tone made Miss March lift her eyes, but they fell again.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Elusive Isabel Author: Jacques Futrelle Release Date: February 4, 2004 EBook #10943 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ELUSIVE ISABEL *** Produced by Steven desJardins and PG Distributed Proofreaders ELUSIVE ISABEL BY JACQUES FUTRELLE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALONZO KIMBALL 1908 TO THE WONDERFUL WOMAN CONTENTS CHAPTER I MISS ISABEL THORNE II MR.
Jinks at Home XVIII.--How Miss Lavinia developed her Theories on Matrimony XIX.--Only a few tears XX.--How Miss Fanny slammed the door in Verty's face XXI.--In which Redbud suppresses her feelings, and behaves with decorum XXII.--How Miss Sallianna fell in love with Verty XXIII.--The Result XXIV.--Of the effect of Verty's violin-playing upon Mr. Rushton XXV.--A Young Gentleman just from William and Mary College XXVI.--The Necklace XXVII.--Philosophical XXVIII.--Consequences of Miss Sallianna's passion for Verty XXIX.--Interchange of Compliments XXX.--What occurred at Bousch's Tavern XXXI.--Mr.
Henceforth Miss Wimple--no longer dear Sally, or even Miss Sally, but sharp "Miss Wimple"--had that pew to herself.
Miss Crilly, from the opposite side, beamed on the "new lady."
There was a little twinge of doubt, remembering poor Miss Craydocke; but that had seemed pure fun, not malice, after all, and it was, hearing Sin Saxon tell it, very funny.
Will Burris, Adeline Butler, Jennie Byrd, E.L. Byrd, Emmett Augusta ILLUSTRATIONS Old Slave Frontispiece Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Silas Abbott R.F.D. Brinkley, Ark. Age: 73 "I was born in Chickashaw County, Mississippi.
No stranger but would believe them lovers; not a servant in the house dreamed but that Miss Annie was still looking forward to her wedding.
who gave him L5000, with which he bought an annuity of L500 a year,--thus enabling him to marry Miss Jennings.
Miss Statira Blake, whom the Doctor engaged as housekeeper, was the youngest daughter of an honest shoemaker, who formerly flourished at Belfield Green, where he was noted for industry, a fondness for reading, a tenacious memory, a ready wit, and a fluent tongue.
And when it comes to ancestry, by the way, probably Miss Bruce can trace back to some of the grand old Highland chiefs who covered themselves with glory long before the lineage of Hildreth had emerged from obscurity."
Mitchell's illness and death--Removal to Lynn, Mass.--Telescope presented to Miss Mitchell by Elizabeth Peabody and others--Letters from Admiral Smyth--Colors of stars--Extract from letter to a friend--San Marino medal--Other extracts CHAPTER IX Life at Vassar College--Anxious mammas--Faculty meetings--President Hill--Professor Peirce--Burlington, Ia., and solar eclipse--Classes at Vassar--Professor Mitchell and her pupils--Extracts from diary--Aids --Scholarships--Address to her students--Imagination in science--"I am but a woman"--Maria Mitchell endowment fund--Emperor of Brazil--President Raymond's death--Dome parties--Comet, 1881--The apple-tree--"Honor girls"--Mr.
What do you suppose is the reason Miss Sniffen won't let them curl their hair just a mite?"
Frontispiece by A.I. KELLER 1911 To "JENNIFER" The One and Only Whose unswerving FAITH was an Inspiration Whose GENEROSITY is a bye-word; This book is dedicated as a mark of GRATITUDE and AFFECTION Jeffery Farnol Feb. 10, 1910 CONTENTS CHAPTER I WHICH, BEING THE FIRST, IS, VERY PROPERLY, THE SHORTEST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK II HOW GEORGE BELLEW SOUGHT COUNSEL OF HIS VALET III WHICH CONCERNS ITSELF WITH A HAYCART, AND A BELLIGERENT WAGGONER IV HOW SMALL PORGES IN LOOKING FOR A FORTUNE FOR ANOTHER, FOUND AN UNCLE FOR HIMSELF INSTEAD V HOW BELLEW CAME TO ARCADIA VI OF THE SAD CONDITION OF THE HAUNTING SPECTRE OF THE MIGHT HAVE BEEN VII WHICH CONCERNS ITSELF AMONG OTHER MATTERS, WITH "THE OLD ADAM" VIII WHICH TELLS OF MISS PRISCILLA, OF PEACHES, AND OF SERGEANT APPLEBY LATE OF THE 19TH HUSSARS IX IN WHICH MAY BE FOUND SOME DESCRIPTION OF ARCADIA, AND GOOSEBERRIES X HOW BELLEW AND ADAM ENTERED INTO A SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT XI OF THE "MAN WITH THE TIGER MARK" XII IN WHICH MAY BE FOUND A FULL, TRUE, AND PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE SALE XIII HOW ANTHEA CAME HOME XIV WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, HAS TO DO WITH SHRIMPS, MUFFINS, AND TIN WHISTLES XV IN WHICH ADAM EXPLAINS XVI IN WHICH ADAM PROPOSES A GAME XVII HOW BELLEW BEGAN THE GAME XVIII HOW THE SERGEANT WENT UPON HIS GUARD XIX IN WHICH PORGES BIG, AND PORGES SMALL DISCUSS THE SUBJECT OF MATRIMONY XX WHICH RELATES A MOST EXTRAORDINARY CONVERSATION XXI OF SHOES, AND SHIPS, AND SEALING WAX, AND THE THIRD FINGER OF THE LEFT HAND XXII COMING EVENTS CAST THEIR SHADOWS BEFORE XXIII HOW SMALL PORGES, IN HIS HOUR OF NEED, WAS DESERTED BY HIS UNCLE XXIV IN WHICH SHALL BE FOUND MENTION OF A CERTAIN BLACK BAG XXV THE CONSPIRATORS XXVI HOW THE MONEY MOON ROSE XXVII IN WHICH IS VERIFIED THE ADAGE OF THE CUP AND THE LIP XXVIII WHICH TELLS HOW BELLEW LEFT DAPPLEMERE IN THE DAWN XXIX OF THE MOON'S MESSAGE TO SMALL PORGES, AND HOW HE TOLD IT TO BELLEW--IN A WHISPER XXX HOW ANTHEA GAVE HER PROMISE XXXI WHICH, BEING THE LAST, IS, VERY PROPERLY, THE LONGEST, IN THE BOOK CHAPTER I Which, being the first, is, very properly, the shortest chapter in the book When Sylvia Marchmont went to Europe, George Bellew being, at the same time, desirous of testing his newest acquired yacht, followed her, and mutual friends in New York, Newport, and elsewhere, confidently awaited news of their engagement.
Hudson House, the social settlement presided over by Miss Fanny and affected for business reasons by Mock Hen, was a mile and a half away.
THE HISTORY OF CLARISSA HARLOWE LETTER I MISS CLARISSA HARLOWE, TO MISS HOWE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 26.
Self-possessed, aloof, and kind, Miss Anderson now became an impenetrable mystery to Dorn.
"Miss Hugonin pouted. '
Then passing between two suits of oilskins which stood as sentinels in the doorway, he entered the shop and smiled affably at Miss Kybird, who was in charge.
Miss Farrow looked up from the very comfortable armchair where she was sitting--leaning back, with her neatly shod, beautifully shaped feet stretched out to the log fire.
His plausible tales to Mrs. Moore and Miss Rawlins.
The following notes from another student's report show how this may spring naturally out of the children's life: Footnote 23: Miss Edith Jones.
Twenty-fifth Chapter: Bedient for The Pleiad Twenty-sixth Chapter: How Startling is Truth Twenty-seventh Chapter: The Art of Miss Mallory Twenty-eighth Chapter: A Further Note from Rey Twenty-ninth Chapter: At Treasure Island Inn Thirtieth Chapter: Miss Mallory's Mastery Thirty-first Chapter: The Glow-worm's One Hour Thirty-second Chapter: In the Little Room Next Thirty-third Chapter: The Hills and the Skies Thirty-fourth Chapter: The Supreme Adventure Thirty-fifth Chapter: Fate Knocks at the Door IV.
"Pray do, Miss Anthea," said he in his quiet, easy manner. "
***** A CHARMING FAMILY 'I must be firm,' said Miss Shepperson to herself, as she poured out her morning tea with tremulous hand. '
Miss Morriston left her partner and held out her hand. "
For Appleyard knew Mrs. Marlow well enough, but (always those buts in life, he reflected with a cynical laugh as he threaded his way back to Gresham Street) he knew her by another name--Miss Slade.
The last councilor to be introduced was a handsome, white-haired woman named Miss Amesbury, who was introduced as the patron saint of the camp, the designer of the beautiful Mateka, the House of Joyous Learning.
"Oh, Miss Judy, please, please, can't we live in the Alley?"
They're always building additions--now the one that's going to spoil Miss Sterling's room and Miss Twining's down below.
I'd have forgiven my lady anything, if she'd done what was right by Miss Mary.
I can explain my own presence here and the condition in which you find me, but I cannot explain this tragedy, near and dear as Miss Cumberland was to me.
Obviously because she would be a Miss TERRY."
"Don't, Miss Nita!"
That was Mr. Gray Stoddard, and the lady he's beauin' is Miss Lydia Sessions, Mr. Hardwick's sister-in-law.
Miss Gibson, Hackney.
"I hope I am not interrupting," he said, "but the ladies desired me--that is, Lady Belstone and Miss Crewys desired me--to let you know that tea was ready."
According to Miss ANTHONY, the crying evil with women is that they will blubber; but it must be remembered that out of this blubber they make oil to pour into our conjugal wounds.
* * * * * MISS LUCINDA.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories Author: George Gissing Release Date: March 16, 2004 eBook #11603 Language: English Character set encoding: US-ASCII ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE HOUSE OF COBWEBS AND OTHER STORIES*** E-text prepared by Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders THE HOUSE OF COBWEBS AND OTHER STORIES BY GEORGE GISSING 1906 TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE WORK OF GEORGE GISSING AN INTRODUCTORY SURVEY BY THOMAS SECCOMBE CONTENTS THE WORK OF GEORGE GISSING A CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD THE HOUSE OF COBWEBS A CAPITALIST CHRISTOPHERSON HUMPLEBEE THE SCRUPULOUS FATHER A POOR GENTLEMAN MISS RODNEY'S LEISURE A CHARMING FAMILY A DAUGHTER OF THE LODGE THE RIDING-WHIP FATE AND THE APOTHECARY TOPHAM'S CHANCE A LODGER IN MAZE POND THE SALT OF THE EARTH THE PIG AND WHISTLE THE WORK OF GEORGE GISSING AN INTRODUCTORY SURVEY 'Les gens tout a fait heureux, forts et bien portants, sont-ils prepares comme il faut pour comprendre, penetrer, exprimer la vie, notre vie si tourmentee et si courte?'