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The comet of a season

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Pages: 198

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Justin McCarthy

Excerpt from book: I say, let us talk of something else. Here's papa coming: he will think me dreadfully silly." "I don't see how he could well think anything else," said Sydney. "But I'll not tell tales on you, if you will only promise to be more reasonable for the future." "Indeed, I won't promise anything of the kind: I must do mischief of some sort, flirting or quarrelling, or something. How do you do, papa? We have been talking about philosophy and the future life—Sydney and I." CHAPTER III. "what's In The Ship?—My Shipwreck?" MR. AQUITA1NE came towards the girls. He looked like a young man when seen at a little distance, so straight, strong, and active was his frame. He was rapid and vigorous in his walk, and held his head up with a quick business-like air, the air of a man always ready. He was never slow or undecided in any of his movements: and he never seemed to be in a hurry. He had apparently contrived to combine the vivacity of his ancestral home with the solid composure of the country his people had adopted. He was smoking a cigar: he wore driving gloves, and had a camellia in his button-hole nearly as large a star as fish. "I'm going to show you everything while you are here, Miss Marion. We'll take a tremendous drive to-day to begin with: only you and Mel and I. My wife never goes out of the house. The only question is, what to begin at. What are your particular tastes in the way of towns and sight-seeing, Miss Marion? We have got all manner of things on exhibition: river-scenery, landscape, streets, docks, museums, what not. Are you interested in docks?" "Dear papa, how could Sydney be interested in docks? What girl ever cared about docks? You might as well ask her if she felt interested in tobacco-warehouses." "Well, there's a good deal to interest one in the t...  


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