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. 1921 Excerpt: ...witness's unconquerable determination to retell her whole controversy with her husband on the subject. "I said to Cadiz, says I: 'Ef you ...
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. 1921 Excerpt: ...witness's unconquerable determination to retell her whole controversy with her husband on the subject. "I said to Cadiz, says I: 'Ef you want to compete with a cem'tery '" "Mrs. Conklin; now, Mrs. Conklin!" "Well, young man, if you'd let me tell things in my own way, you'd get a more connected account!" The prosecutor, who was past forty, murmured: "If I let her tell things in her own way a lifetime will not be long enough, even with all the advantage of youth she is ready and willing to confer on me!" No light was thrown on the figurehead's history until Chastity L'Hommedieu, a pitiable object, took the stand. Then, after other questions, the prosecutor asked: "Miss L'Hommedieu, do you know of any reason why your father should have asked about the ship's figurehead, should have turned back specially to ask about it?" "I had no idea, no, until Mrs. Conklin named the ship in answering him," said Chastity, faintly. "When she said that the figurehead came from a ship called the White Swan, I recalled that as the name of the ship on which my mother came to America from England, just before my father married her." "Ah! I see. You think he probably recognized it?" "I--I suppose he may have done so." "It was just to make sure of that, you think, that he came back?" "I think so, yes, sir." "Just curiosity, or a pleasant sentiment of recollection?" "Y--yes, I think that was it, yes, sir." Chastity, who felt in the bottom of her heart a reasonable doubt as to the pleasantness of her father's sentiment, if sentiment described his feeling, gave her answer guiltily, wondering if heaven would overlook a small sin in acquiescence. The prosecuto...
Near fine in very good jacket. Owner name, date and address stamped on front endpaper, another stamp on rear endpaper indicating date of purchase (1922), very minor foxing to the page fore edges, else this is a near fine copy with clean text and tight binding in a very good dust jacket (foxing to the verso, price clipped some soiling to the spine and rear panel. A very nice copy and scarce in this condition, especially with jacket.
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