Wanted--a Match Maker

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A. L. Burt Company, 1900 - 111 pages
 

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Page 88 - Because there are many others studying the disease who are free from the necessity of supporting themselves, and so can give far more time and money to the investigation than is possible for me. Even the scientist must be rich in these days, Miss Durant, if he is to win the great prizes." " Won't you tell me something about yourself?" requested Constance, impulsively. " There really is nothing worth while yet. I was left an orphan young, in the care of an uncle who was able to do no better for me...
Page 53 - Durant," said the doctor, as he took the bill the girl held out to him, and, let it be confessed, the fingers that held it. " I can regret nothing. Miss Durant, which gave me an opportunity to serve you." The speaker put an emphasis on the last word, and eyed Miss Durant in a way that led her to hastily withdraw her fingers, and turn away from his unconcealed admiration. It was to find the keen eyes of the urchin observing them with the closest attention, and as ehe realized it she colored, half...
Page 17 - ... of the two horses, just as the footman drew out from under their feet into the cleared space something which looked like a bundle of rags and newspapers. Thinking of nothing save that limp little body. Miss Durant sprang out, and kneeling beside it, lifted the head gently into her lap, and smoothed back from the pallid face the unkempt hair.
Page 61 - Spoil, or Young Sleuth's Double Artifice,'" she read out, proudly. "Ah, g'way! Dat oin't no good. Say, dey didn't do a ting to youse, did, dey?" " What do you mean ?" • • " Dey sold* youse fresh, dat's wot dey did. De Young Sleut books oin't no good. Deyse nuttin
Page 29 - She ain't goin' to take none of your money !" explained the policeman, indignantly. " Can't you tell a real lady when you see her?" " Den let her quit tryin' to go tru me," protested the anxious capitalist, and Constance desisted from her misinterpreted attempt, with a laugh which died as the little fellow, at last successful in his endeavor to secrete the money, moaned again at the pain it cost him.
Page 51 - Good-morning," responded the doctor, taking the hand she held out. " I think" Wese takin' life dead easy, dat's wot we is," came the prompt interruption from the pillow, in a voice at once youthful yet worn. " Say, dis oin't no leadpipe cinch, oh, no!" It was a very different face the girl found, for soap and water had worked wonders with it, and the scissors and brush had reduced the tangled shag of hair to order. Yet the ferret eyes, and the alert, over-sharp expression were unchanged. " I've brought...
Page 65 - Aren't you grateful to Dr. Armstrong for all he's done for you ?'' "Bet youse life," assented Swot; " but Ise oin't goin' to be no doctor, nah ! Ise goin' to git on de force, dat's de racket Ise onter. Say, will youse read me anudder of dem stories ?" "Gladly, if I can find the right kind this time.
Page vi - The girl merely nodded her head as she disappeared, but neither woman spoke till the front door was heard to close, when Mrs. Durant exclaimed, " How long had she been standing there?"
Page 94 - Will youse gimme a pistol?" " Why, what do yon want with it?" " To trow a scare into de big newsies t* w'en dey starts to chase me off de good beats." "Really, Swot, I don't think I ought to give you anything so dangerous. You are very young to — " " Ah ! Youse a goil, an' deyse born frightened. Bet youse life, if youse ask de doc, he won't tink it nuttin
Page 92 - ... to conceal something he was determined to discover. Finally she found herself stretched on the dinner table, the doctor, knife in hand, standing over her, with the avowed intention of opening her heart to learn some secret, and it was her helpless protests and struggles which brought consciousness to her — to discover that she had slept far into the morning. With the one thought of a visit to the hospital during the permitted hours, she made a hasty toilet, followed by an equally speedy breakfast,...

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