Sadie: The Story of a Girl, Some Men, and the Eternal Fitness of Things

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D. Appleton, 1907 - 309 pages
 

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Page 117 - ... be the last thing to enter his head at this moment when he was absorbed with such different considerations. On the contrary, he eagerly believed that Pyotr Verhovensky was running away the next day: it fell in exactly with his suspicions! Returning to the room he sat down again in a corner, leaned his elbows on his knees and hid his face in his hands. Bitter thoughts tormented him . . . Then he would raise his head again and go on tiptoe to look at her. 'Good God! She will be in a fever by tomorrow...
Page 60 - At last, safe in her room, she flung herself upon the bed, and burying her face in the pillow gave way to the laughter that was consuming her.
Page 109 - Now she wondered if there would ever come a time when she would find a path to the green pastures, like the Bible said.
Page 234 - She saw how his hand trembled as he raised it to his forehead to wipe away the sweat, and she moved closer to him, so close that she could feel his breath on her face.
Page 217 - I asked him what it was all about, then, and he told me. You could have knocked me over with a feather. You see I'd been sorter nursing Jim and — well — I'd got it — got it from him, that's all.
Page 184 - The time of waiting had passed, and with some confidence he had made up his mind to put his fortune to the touch.
Page 60 - In the palm of the hand he held out to her lay a pink and waxen cactus blossom. " Take it,
Page 129 - Disconsolately he shambled forth into the outer glare, the brim of his gaudily ribboned straw dipping over his eyes, his hands thrust deep into the pockets of his check-flannel trousers. " You're a damn fool ! " he grumbled as he crossed Main Street.

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