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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter xii new wine in old bottles "before we begin on lessons," said Q, "I've got to ask you to help me out with a letter I've wrote." His "schoolma'am" shook her head at him. "'I've lorole!' Q?" Q gazed at her with the intent eyes of a searcher of dictionary pages and at last produced the ...
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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter xii new wine in old bottles "before we begin on lessons," said Q, "I've got to ask you to help me out with a letter I've wrote." His "schoolma'am" shook her head at him. "'I've lorole!' Q?" Q gazed at her with the intent eyes of a searcher of dictionary pages and at last produced the participle. "I've wri tten, ma'am. Don't it sound dressy thataway!" She sighed and held out her hand across the tables and he, standing opposite, fingered his paper for an instant before relinquishing it. "Why did you sigh, then, Miss Mary?" he asked her. "Because, Q, I don't think you try very hard to speak good English, and that is really the most important part of all your education." "Yes, ma'am, I know it is, but it's got to come gradual, else I'll be talkin' like a kind of parrot in a high hat--I hev thought about that quite a lot, and it kind of seemed to me that until I had got the sound of talkin' right in my head, it would be akkard like for me to try to talk any different than I was raised to talk." "You certainly think straight, Q--no matter how you talk! I believe you're right! Let me see your letter." She brightened as she read it, for, however rebellious his tongue, his pen had been surprisingly well mastered. The sheet was covered with even lines of a clear, strong writing, and even the spelling was no disgrace to her. Deab Sir, I have heard from a friend of your skill as a doc and I'd like it if you'd look after a wound that has been troubling me some lately. It don't seem to heal right and I need the use of my wrist. I am at the River Hotel and will pay you for coming to give me a look-over. Thursday would suit me fine at about three o'clock in the afternoon if you can make it. Kindly telephone me before nine in the morning if 1...
Good. Sold as an good original reading copy only. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, viii + 312 pages, maroon titles, gray-brown cloth. A good, sturdy hard cover first edition over all with moderate shelf wear, some rubbing at the corners with one corner bumped, dampstaing to the exterior spine cloth, Spine canted, foxing to the top fore-edge, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with some occssional foxing to the margins. Without dust jacket.
Good+ with no dust jacket; Good reading copy. Boards show some edgewear, scuffing, spine lettering faded. No DJ. Sml ink spot on spine. Previous owner name on front blank end paper. Front hinge starting. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Tanning throughout but text is unaffected. Blemishing on page edges. Covers show light edge wear with rubbing/light scuffing. Covers show some bending. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Book shelf-cocked.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.