Excerpt: ...the gambling or the social side of the place, the glorious climate, the perpetual sunshine, the fine air of La Turbie, and a pleasing succession of golf victories helped him to pass the time pleasantly. He spent a week at Cannes on the way back, making wonderful progress in his tennis, and from there he hired a motor-car and spent a fortnight at Aix. He reached London early in May, to find Dauncey unchanged and his own affairs prosperous. During all this time he had had no word of or from Sybil Bultiwell. He ...
Excerpt: ...the gambling or the social side of the place, the glorious climate, the perpetual sunshine, the fine air of La Turbie, and a pleasing succession of golf victories helped him to pass the time pleasantly. He spent a week at Cannes on the way back, making wonderful progress in his tennis, and from there he hired a motor-car and spent a fortnight at Aix. He reached London early in May, to find Dauncey unchanged and his own affairs prosperous. During all this time he had had no word of or from Sybil Bultiwell. He went almost directly to his cottage at Marlingden, where he found Mrs. Harris eagerly awaiting his arrival, and over the supper table, Dauncey and he and a rejuvenated Nora talked over that evening when the two men had arrived home in the motor-car, laden with strange packages and overflowing with their marvellous news. "Life has been so wonderful ever since," Nora murmured. "Dick looks ten years younger, and I feel it. The children you can see for yourself. I Pg 154 wonder," she went on a little timidly, as she realised her host's peculiar aversion to expressed gratitude, "I wonder whether you ever realise, Jacob, what it means to have taken two people from a struggle which was becoming misery and to have made them utterly and completely happy.." Jacob thought of her words as he lingered for an hour in his little sitting-room that night. His own memory travelled backwards. He realised the joy which he had felt at paying his debts, the even greater joy of saving the Daunceys from despair. He thought again of the small pleasures which his affluence had brought, the sense of complacency, almost of dignity, which it had engendered. There were many men, he knew, who thought him the most fortunate amongst all their acquaintance. And was he, he wondered? He looked across at the light in the Daunceys' bedroom and saw it extinguished. He looked back with a sigh to his empty room. He had read many books...
Fair. Acceptable hardcover with no DJ. Text appears clean and unmarked. Light blemishing on page edges. Previous owner's name on end paper. Covers show wear with rubbing/scuffing and moderate soiling. Heavier scuffing on spine. Binding and hinges loose but still intact. book slightly shelf-cocked.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall; A. L. Burt Hardcover Good+ Condition. Light green cloth over boards, decorative panel on cover, gilt lettered, with gilt lettering on spine. Lower corner scuff, spine ends bump, soft. Pages lightly and evenly toned. A notation on ffep in upper left corner, small and light. Black and white glossy frontispiece by F. Vaux Wilson. British early 20th century Britain. Story revolves around Jacob Pratt, a popular fiction piece. Oppenheim (October 22, 1866 to February 3, 1940) was an English novelist, very successful with popular fiction and thrillers. A. L. Burt Company, Second printing March, 1921. Originally published February, 1921. 6.25X7.75" tall; 303pp with 10 pages of A. L. Burt Company's Popular Copyright Fiction.
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