ISBN: 1437223877 / ISBN-13: 9781437223873
The Flight of a Moth
by Emily Post
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) ... Show synopsis 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: ... chapter ii On Board Deotschland. Second day out. duise dear, I am off, and everything so far is going beautifully! But to be-gin at the beginning: There was a horrible jam of carriages crossing the ferry and on the steamship docks, and we were all wedged together like pieces of floating ice. Lucy drove me over, and gave me all the sisterly advice that she had forgotten, as well as repeating that which she had already given me during the last week. I was absent-mindedly answering "yes" to all she said, when my attention was attracted to the most rakishly fascinating face that I have ever seen. The possessor of it was peering out of the window of a Waldorf cab, his head cocked impertinently sideways, and each crossways growing tuft of bristly hair seeming thrust out to telegraph additional messages to the little active, interested brain behind the alert eyes. "Now what sort of a person might you be?" his whole attitude asked me distinctly; and then after a moment he turned with equally interested scrutiny to a steward carrying somebody's luggage, and wondered what that might mean. "Oh, you dear," I said aloud, "I wonder who you are? You are the most attractive yellow dog I have ever seen." "Grace, will you stop gazing at all the animals you see, and listen to what I am telling you?" "I am listening, Lucy! I am to go and amuse myself by being ordered around by Great-Aunt, spend my days with Kate and a Baedeker studying the galleries, be home every night at seven, not forget to wear rubbers when it rains" "I do wish you would take things seriously and not be so silly," sighed Lucy. "You are becoming more reckless all the time. Heaven only knows where your foolishness will lead you!" "There has to be one black sheep in every wellregulated...