John Rutland's Romance

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Macaulay Company, 1921 - 253 pages
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Page 207 - IT was nearly dark when Jacqueline said to Elsie, — " I am now going to see John and his mother. I must see with my own eyes, and hear with my own ears. I may be able to help them, — and I know they will be able to help me. John's word will be worth hearing, — and I want to hear it. He must have learned in these days more than we shall ever be able to learn for ourselves. Will you go with me ? "
Page 26 - I waited while she wrote the name and address on a piece of paper and handed it to me.
Page 94 - They all three stood up on their hind legs, and looked at each other as much as to say, "Now, what do you think of that...
Page 213 - A leer — it could not by any stretch of the imagination be called a smile — suddenly distorted his features, and he appeared to be hugging himself with an excess of secret satisfaction. " Ben, my boy," he muttered to himself,
Page 187 - She wrote the address on a slip of paper and handed it to him. "Thanks," he said and pulled his legs from under the table and picked up his messenger cap.
Page 36 - ... appear. No misgivings, however, of this kind, ever occurred to his own mind. He knew, and had weighed well the various difficulties with which Christianity had to contend in India, and, modest and humble as he was, he had anxiously studied the quality and bent of his own resources in regard to them. The more he thought of the matter in this light, the more strongly was he convinced that India was the proper field for his Christian labours, and having brought his mind to this result, he determined...
Page 248 - I have often heard it said that truth is stranger than fiction, and I think when you have read this letter you will agree with me that it is.
Page 26 - If you will be kind enough to give me the address of your brother I shall be only too glad to call on him,
Page 23 - He had no recollection of his father or mother, both of whom, he had been given to understand, died when he was an infant, and he had been brought up by an old nurse, a Miss Durnstone.
Page 236 - His next act was to pour himself out a stiff glass of whisky, which he drained at a gulp.

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