Excerpt: ...as you say, it might have been dretful. But I am a friend to you, Israel, an' I don't 'low to make your misfortune public, but, by workin' private, help you overcome it." 178 "What air you a-layin' out to do?" demanded Uncle Israel, fearfully. "I ain't rightly made up my mind as yet, Israel," she answered, pleasantly enough, "but I don ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...as you say, it might have been dretful. But I am a friend to you, Israel, an' I don't 'low to make your misfortune public, but, by workin' private, help you overcome it." 178 "What air you a-layin' out to do?" demanded Uncle Israel, fearfully. "I ain't rightly made up my mind as yet, Israel," she answered, pleasantly enough, "but I don't intend to have it happen to you again. Sunthin' can surely be done that'll cure you of it." "Don't, Belinda," wheezed her victim; "I don't think I'll ever have it again." "Don't you fret about it, Israel, 'cause you ain't goin' to have it no more. I'll attend to it. It 's a most distressin' disease an' must be took early, but I think I know how to fix it." During her various investigations, she had found a huge bunch of keys beneath a pile of rubbish on the floor of a closet in an unoccupied room. It was altogether possible, as she told herself, that one of these keys should fit the somnambulist's door. While Uncle Israel was brewing a fresh supply of medicine on the kitchen stove, she found, as she had suspected that one of them did fit, and thereafter, every night, when Uncle Israel had retired, she locked him in, letting him out shortly after seven each morning. When he remonstrated with her, she 179 replied, triumphantly, that it was necessaryRead Less
ARMSTRONG, Margaret MA cover. Good Ex-Lib Cond. Slean spine, covers, foredges. Blind embossed last. 5x8" Blue Clothbond 353ps Candle-lit romance. Most pages have red top banners with black line borders....blind embossed stamp last page. Front ffep gone. Not a bad copy....attractive gold embossed spine & cover decorations signed MA (MARGARET ARMSTRONG has only minor signs of use. Very minimal wear to spine ends, Points. White on cover only slightly rubbed...inner hinge papers repaired..
Fair with no dust jacket; Ivory cloth with blindstamped and gilt stamped design of elaborate metal sign with botanical flourishes in background on front boards. Top edges gilt. Book design by Margaret Armstrong. A novel about a young writer and his new... 353 pages.
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