Excerpt: ...knew she would show up? It was nervy to-" " Nervy to what? " asked Billie. "Well," said Coke, " seems to me he is playing both ends against the middle. I don't know anything about Nora Black, but-" The three other students expressed themselves with conviction and in chorus. " Coleman's all right." " Well, anyhow," continued Coke, " I ...
Excerpt: ...knew she would show up? It was nervy to-" " Nervy to what? " asked Billie. "Well," said Coke, " seems to me he is playing both ends against the middle. I don't know anything about Nora Black, but-" The three other students expressed themselves with conviction and in chorus. " Coleman's all right." " Well, anyhow," continued Coke, " I don't see my way free to admiring him introducing Nora Black to the Wainwrights." " He didn't," said the others, still in chorus. " Queer game," said Peter Tounley. " He seems to know her pretty well." " Pretty damn well," said Billie. "Anyhow he's a brick," said Peter Tounley. "We mustn't forget that. Lo, I begin to feel that our Rufus is a fly guy of many different kinds. Any play that he is in commands my respect. He won't be hit by a chimney in the daytime, for unto him has come much wisdom, I don't think I'll worry." "Is he stuck on Nora Black, do you know?" asked Billie. " One thing is plain," replied Coke. " She has got him somehow by the short hair and she intends him to holler murder. Anybody can see that." " Well, he won't holler murder," said one of them with conviction. " I'll bet you he won't. He'll hammer the war-post and beat the tom-tom until he drops, but he won't holler murder." " Old Mother Wainwright will be in his wool presently," quoth Peter Tounley musingly, " I could see it coming in her eye. Somebody has given his snap away, or something." " Aw, he had no snap," said Billie. " Couldn't you see how rattled he was? He would have given a lac if dear Nora hadn't turned up." "Of course," the others assented. "He was rattled." " Looks queer. And nasty," said Coke. " Nora herself had an axe ready for him." They began to laugh. " If she had had an umbrella she would have basted him over the head with it. Oh, my! He was green." " Nevertheless," said Peter Tounley, " I refuse to worry over our Rufus. When he can't take care of himself the rest of us want to hunt cover. He is a fly guy-" Coleman in the...
Good. Hardcover, 345 pages, no dust jacket. Previous owner's name and notes on free front and rear pasted-down endpaper. Pages are browned, hinges are cracked and loose but holding. Cloth is heavily soiled and spine ends are rubbed and frayed. Overall Good.
Poor. No DJ. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 1901 Hard Cover. International Association of Newspapers and Authors-Publisher. No DJ. 345 Pages. Red boards with moderate shelf/edge wear. Corners bumped and beginning to fray. Pages tanning. Both front and back boards with binding loosening. Soiling to end papers. Previous book store sticker front paste-down. Reader copy.
None. Fair. No Jacket. This book is about the many obstacles and hurdles faced by those who rise against society in the backdrop of war and strife. Book is in fair condition with foxing, stains, wear and soil. 345 pages, 7 x 4.5. reprint.
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