The House of Martha

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1891 - City and town life - 375 pages

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Page 351 - It is fortunate that I was the person who came in at this moment." "But you knew he was here? " said Sylvia. "Yes, I knew that," the other replied, "but I expected you would both remember that at present this house may almost be considered a public place." "My dear Marcia," said Sylvia, "if you knew him as well as I do, you would know that he would never remember anything about a place." I turned to the ex-Mother Superior, who had already discarded the garb of the sisterhood, and was dressed in a...
Page 374 - Do you know, we have so much to do. and so much to talk about, and so much to think about and plan, that I have had no chance to ask you some questions that I have been thinking about. In the first place, I want you to tell me all about Mr. Walkirk. How long has he been with you ? Are you always going to keep him ? What does he do ? What was his business before he came to you ? Was he always an understudy for people ? It has struck me that this must be such an odd occupation for a man to have.
Page 360 - In regard to your book," said Walkirk, " I feel it my duty to say to you that there is no occasion for you to bid good-by to it." " You are wrong there ! " I exclaimed. " I shall never write it. I do not want to write it." " Nevertheless," said Walkirk, " the book will be written. I shall write it. In fact I have written a great part of it already.
Page 96 - Waikirk's intervention. It would be wise to take the result as a matter of course. As the clock struck nine, she and Sister Sarah entered the anteroom, and the latter advanced to the grating and looked into my study, peering from side to side. I did not like this sister's face ; she looked as if she had grown unpleasantly plump on watered milk. "Is it necessary...
Page 92 - ... particular sister, but make her understand that I do not wish to begin all over again with another one. Also, do not insist too strongly on my desire to write a love-story, but put it to her that when I plan out work of course I want to do the work as I have planned it. Try to keep these important points in your mind ; then you can urge common sense upon her as much as you please." I sent a note to my grandmother saying that I should not be home to luncheon, and after having taken a bite at the...

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